(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- Bridge tolls will be going up on the Mid-Hudson, Newburgh Beacon, Kingston Rhinecliff, Bear Mountain and Rip VanWinkle bridges.
The New York State Bridge Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its first toll adjustment in seven years. The 8 percent toll hikes each year will begin next year and be phased in over four years. Most EZ pass customers will only see a ten cent per year increase for each crossing.
Bridge Authority Acting Executive Director Tara Sullivan says, “Thanks to the good guidance of the State Division of the Budget and NYSBA’s financial and traffic consultants, we have been able to put forward a plan that maintains these critical pieces of the Hudson Valley’s infrastructure at the lowest possible rate. With a replacement value of $2 billion, we firmly believe it is far more cost effective in the long run to maintain our bridges for future generations.”