New York, New Jersey: Split Tolling for the Verrazzano Bridge Included in House’s Federal Spending Package

A plan to split the one-way toll on the Verrazzano Bridge was included in the $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package that the House of Representatives passed Tuesday. The spending bill, which the Senate and President Donald Trump are expected to approve this week, includes a provision for charging drivers $9.50 in both directions. “Thanks to the overwhelmingly bipartisan support from every level of government, outdated federal laws will no longer create traffic on the expressway and let New Jersey truckers skip out on paying the same tolls we pay every damn day,” Democratic Rep. Max Rose, whose district covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, said in a statement…