New Year, new tolls, new closures, same old story.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey have instituted a new toll hike, meaning the price to drive into Manhattan from NJ has just gone up.
— Lincoln Tunnel (@PANYNJ_LT) January 6, 2020
According to PANYNJ:
Effective at 3 a.m. Sunday, January 5, the bridge and tunnel cash and toll by mail rate for cars during all hours will increase from $15 to $16. The E-ZPass peak discount for cars will be reduced from $2.50 to $2.25 and the E-ZPass off-peak discount will be reduced from $4.50 to $4.25.
If you’re going to Staten Island, however, there is no change:
The New York/New Jersey Staten Island Bridges Discount Plan, which allows for toll discounts on the three Port Authority bridges that connect New Jersey with Staten Island and is available to any E-ZPass account holder, will not change. The discount provides for a toll of $6.88.
Meanwhile, the WTC PATH will be closing on weekends through 2020, except for major holidays and events, in order to complete tunnel repair work necessitated by Superstorm Sandy. For those keeping track, Superstorm Sandy was seven years ago.
According to PATH:
The station will close at 12:01 a.m. on Saturdays, reopening at 5 a.m. on Mondays.
During this time, PATH service to World Trade Center will terminate at Exchange Place Station. Each Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., transfer will be available for NY Waterway ferry service between Harborside Ferry Landing in Jersey City and Brookfield Place Terminal in New York City. Service on the JSQ-33 via HOB line will follow a regular weekend schedule.
Happy New Year!!!