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December, 2014

Park & Sail

Park & Sail

Bridges, Tunnels, and PATH Fares Are Raising! Will You Still Drive into NYC?


Higher taxes. Higher gas prices. It seems more now than ever everything is just getting more expensive by the minute! Being residents of the NYC Metro Area, many may have already heard about the recent toll and fare increase that was approved for the bridges, tunnels, and PATH trains. In case you may not know, here are some key facts so you will be prepared in the hike in tolls, set to begin on September 18, 2011:

Toll/PATH Fare Increase
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved the toll hike. Increase will begin on September 18, 2011.
  • Tolls for cars with EZ Pass will increase $1.50 in September and 75 cents each December from 2012-2015.
  • Drivers without EZ Pass will pay an additional $2 surcharge that will be rounded up to the nearest dollar to reduce the burden on toll takers fumbling with quarters and to encourage EZ Pass use.
  • Trucks with EZ Pass = additional $2 per axle in September from 2012-2015.
  • Non EZ Pass trucks = additional $3 axle cash penalty.
  • PATH fares currently $1.75, will increase 25 cents per year for four years.

(all statistics were obtained from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website, www.panynj.gov)

So if you don’t have an EZ Pass, good luck! Will you still drive into the city? If so, you may want to reconsider other options!

When we ask our NY Waterway? riders why they don’t drive into the city, we always get the similar responses about traffic congestion, tolls, finding convenient parking and PAYING for parking once in the city, gas prices fluctuating close to $4 per gallon, and over all wasted time! Why would you want to put yourself through such a hassle of driving? Now with the increase in taking the PATH and bridge and tunnel tolls, why WOULD you want to go through such an aggravation?

Here at NY Waterway?, we pride ourselves in being 98% on time. We know how valuable time is to our commuters, and we continue to provide you with the best transportation service out there.

If tolls and traffic have you down, we may have the solution for you! We realize you have many choices in commuting in/out of NYC and NJ, and are thankful for those who choose, “The Better Way to Go!”

In previous newsletters, we have highlighted our Park and Sail initiative. We felt that now was the perfect time to bring this subject to light again! Park your car at our Port Imperial terminal, and take the smooth ride over to Midtown or Downtown! Save money, save time, and commute with ease! Avoid those spikes in tolls, traffic and other transportation fares, and make the switch today with NY Waterway.

For our full Park and Sail Newsletter Article, please continue on to this link: http://www.nywaterway.com/Newsletter.aspx?aid=17

For more information and full article on the TOLL and PATH FARE HIKES please continue on to the following link: http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=1401

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