Port Authority plans fare, toll hikes across New York area

Get ready to spend more money to cross bridges, ride trains and take taxis to New York-area airports.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has proposed raising tolls at its bridges and tunnels and hiking fares on its PATH rail service and on trains to John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports.

The agency is also seeking a $4 surcharge on taxis and app-based car services at New York-area airports.

The Port Authority said Tuesday the increases are needed to keep up with inflation and pay for more than $30 billion in capital projects. Those include a new air train to LaGuardia Airport, a new terminal at Newark Liberty Airport and improvements to the PATH system.

Public hearings will be held next month. A board vote could happen in September.


The Port Authority's crossings are the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, and Outerbridge Crossing.