"No Decision" Made on PA Toll Hikes

by Associated Press
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Tolls at the Lincoln Tunnel
Karen Blumberg, flickr

After a proposal from the Port Authority to raise tolls on some spans by $4, Christie says "no decison" has been made.

Gov. Chris Christie says he had a three-word reaction last week to a proposal to raise Port Authority tolls: "You're kidding, right?''

Christie says years of mismanagement led to the current situation. But Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo haven't made a decision on whether to veto the toll hikes.

Christie says the two are consulting regularly, going over the numbers and working toward a consensus.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last week proposed raising tolls by $4 next month on the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels.

The plan would also hike fares on the PATH train by $1 and raise tolls on cars an additional $2 in 2014.

A vote on the plan is scheduled for August 19.

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