Several New Jersey Congressmen asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to delay a second round of toll hikes scheduled for December until the agency can prove it has its finances in order, reports New Jersey’s Star-Ledger.
“The planned toll hikes should be suspended until an external audit determines that the audit recommendations have been addressed,” wrote U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg in a letter sent to Authority chairman David Samson and signed by three fellow Democrats, Reps. Albio Sires, Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman. “We are not alone in this request; state and local officials in New Jersey have recommended that the Port Authority delay the hikes while reforms are under way.”
Last August, the The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Friday approved raising bridge and tunnel tolls that will mean an extra $50 per five-axle truck for E-Z Pass users and even more for cash customers.
Trucking interests have decried the steep toll hikes.