Verrazzano Narrows Bridge between Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY begins split tolling December 1

Split tolling is set to begin on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Dec. 1, something expected to help improve air quality by limiting the volume of cars passing between Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Now that the tolls match those of the Hugh L. Carey and Queens-Midtown Tunnels as well as the Whitestone, RFK and Throgs Neck Bridges, transit planners hope to see a more even distribution of cars and trucks passing through the city.

“The restoration of split tolling will end a 30-year loophole in New York City that will help alleviate congestion on Staten Island while improving the environment,” MTA Chairman Pat Foye said.