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The Bayonne Bridge connects Staten Island to Manhattan. If the Port Authority toll increases happen, the fee for those paying in cash to cross the bridge will jump to $15. Flickr/ H.L.I.T.
John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 18, 2011 06:22 PM | 121 Comments
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will support a toll hike, but one that is substantially less than originally proposed by the Port Authority, reported ABC News. ABC reported that the governors will support a toll increase of $1.50 at peak hours, and a 25 cent increase on PATH fares.VIDEO
Outside the Holland Tunnel in 1985. This river crossing saw tk tk commuters on it's first day in 19xx? Library of Congress/Jet Lowe.
Bob Feinberg  |  August 10, 2011 3:44 PM | 1 Comment
The plight of the modern Jersey commuter is top of mind this week as the Port Authority seeks to raise tolls. Perhaps some historical perspective on the trans-Hudson River commute will ameliorate the pain of those proposed hikes.
Trains leaving the station at Journal Square in Jersey City. Mayor Jeremiah Healy calls the Port Authority toll hikes "a crushing blow."
Daniel T. Allen  |  August 9, 2011 12:17 PM | 1 Comment
The Port Authority proposal for steep new bridge and tunnel toll and path fares has drawn sharp reaction from elected officials and commuters throughout New Jersey.VIDEO
Plans to charge drivers to cross 60th Street from uptown, and impose tolls for the first time on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Ed Koch Queensboro bridges.
Adam Lisberg City Hall News  |  August 9, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Could the Port Authority’s proposed $4 toll increase on Hudson River bridges and tunnels be the catalyst to put tolls on the free East River bridges and impose congestion pricing?
Filmmaker Liz Garbus. Her new film "Something's Wrong with Aunt Diane" premiers on HBO. Photo courtesy of Moxie Firecracker Productions.
Karen Duffy  |  August 5, 2011 10:05 AM | 34 Comments
The award winning filmmaker's newest film, "There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane," is part of HBO's Documentary Films Summer Series.VIDEO
An audit estimates that $10 million was wasted on subway diversions over the past 18 months. Flickr/Afagen
Tom Liddy for DNAinfo  |  August 1, 2011 12:56 PM | Comments
NY state and city comptrollers say train diversions were poorly communicated to riders and wasted more than $10 million.
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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 29, 2011 4:12 PM | 1 Comment
Which train station should really get the popular Apple Store and the trendy Shake Shack: Grand Central or the beleaguered Pennsylvania Station?
A group of men hug as caskets are loaded into hearses at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Flora Park, NY, Thursday, July 30, 2009.  The funeral mass was for Diane Schuler, Erin Schuler, Kate Hance, Alyson Hance and Emma Hance, all of whom died in a minivan going in the wrong direction on a parkway and crashed on Sunday, killing eight people total.  AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Sam Lewis  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 21 Comments
Two years after Diane Schuler killed eight people — including herself, her daughter and three young nieces — while driving the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway, a new HBO documentary by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus digs into the driver's past.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  July 22, 2011 10:25 AM | Comments
We’re not sure what to think about MTA Chairman Jay Walder’s resignation. He’s a winner for landing a lucrative job building the future, but a loser for leaving the job he was born to do. And MTA riders? Write your own joke.
MTA CEO Jay Walder announced his resignation this afternoon. Walder will leave to head the Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation in October. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:06 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 10:26 AM | 1 Comment
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
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