NY State Police, MTA Crack Down on Scofflaws

Spectrum News NY1 reports, “State Police are now regularly patrolling some bridges and tunnels in the city — and drivers are feeling the pinch. NY1 has learned that state Troopers and MTA cops have issued drivers more than 5,000 tickets in the city so far this year. That is many times the usual number.” NY1 adds, “Officials say the crackdown has snagged bigtime toll evaders, including 47 deadbeats who collectively owe $250,000.”

Meanwhile, The Record reports that port authority police stopped another alleged toll jumper at the Holland Tunnel and discovered that he has “123 active violations totaling more than $7,970 in tolls and fees.”