Drivers who pay tolls with cash on the new Tappan Zee Bridge will shell out somewhere in the range of $14, while commuters will pay roughly $8.40 to cross the bridge, and vehicles with E-ZPass would be charged $13.30 per trip, state officials said yesterday.
The increases would nearly triple how much drivers current pay to travel the span, reporter Khurram Saeed wrote in The Journal News and on Lohud.com. Cash tolls are $5 now, E-ZPass users are charged $4.75 and commuters with a discount plan pay more than $3.
Tolls would have gone up to $12 for growing repair and maintenance costs if the current bridge were being kept, Larry Schwartz, secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said at a community meeting last night on the $5 billion project. The new bridge is scheduled to open in 2017.
“It’s a no-brainer,” Schwartz said.
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