NJ commuters brace for big toll hikes

Officially known as the “Central Business District Tolling Program,” it imposes rush hour tolls to enter the most congested parts of Manhattan. The money raised, estimated at $1 billion dollars annually, would be used to float bonds for capitol improvement to New York’s bus and subway system.

There has been stiff opposition from New Jersey officials. The tolls would be in addition to what is already paid at the Hudson River crossings, and could add thousands of dollars to commuter costs every year.