The MTA is suspending a planned toll rebate for Queens residents driving across the Cross Bay Bridge as its revenue plummets during the coronavirus pandemic, state legislators said Tuesday.
The refund, which would go through E-ZPass and apply to drivers whose cars are registered in Queens, was due to go into effect this summer but is now indefinitely postponed.
"To say I'm disappointed by the postponement of the Queens Resident Cross Bay Bridge Rebate is an understatement, but I understand that the MTA is experiencing never before seen economic hardship and tough decisions have to be made during unprecedented times," Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato said. "We fought so hard for this, for our communities, and it was seen as something that would never be able to happen."
Under the current rebate program, Broad Channel and Far Rockaway residents pay a discounted toll of $1.41 with their E-ZPass, then receive a refund for that amount from the MTA, which operates several bridges citywide.
Crossing the bridge, which connects Far Rockaway to the rest of the borough, costs other drivers $2.29 with an E-ZPass or $4.75 without one, according to the MTA.
The bridge is the city's only crossing that requires drivers to pay a toll to travel within the same borough, according to QNS.com.
Taxing People in NY shocking ...
My mother told me that they started the toll to pay for the bridge. That is one expensive bridge.
QC Reader said...
Tax is what New York State dose best ! Pay is what the New York Sheeple do best.
Hell Governor Cuomo Says he wants Medical Workers Who Voluntarily Traveled To NY Must Pay State Income Tax !
New York state is broke. Democrats love to tax people
One side of the bridge pays $1.41 cents then is reimbursed ?
The other side pays $2 and change and $4 and change without EZ pass ?
Looks a little Racist if you ask me.
"Looks a little Racist if you ask me" Are you sure ? How ?
Why does this surprise and/or shock any bilked taxpayer throughout an openly practicing, crooked New York State government?
After all, if Sonny, I mean Andrew Cuomo can condone the renaming of the TAPPAN ZEE Bridge (an historic desecration), in order to pay unjustified homage to his equally crooked father, Mario (Sonny ascribes full blame for that ill conceived, politically motivated maneuver onto the Assembly for SO ORDERING the name change——but, he conveniently doesn't mention that he COULD have, and SHOULD have rejected the insane proposal altogether——not to mention the tens of thousands that it cost in unnecessary signage), then anything is possible for this free walking, solo standing 'King of Albany' criminal, and his dynastic, Crime Wave family of robber barons.
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Now they have to figure out how to toll the bikers and pedestrians.
They would make more money if they taxed per person in the car. People going to the beach fit two cars worth of people in one.
Let's all protest by moving out of NY
No benefit to having a Queens address and paying NYC income taxes. You can do everything in NYC if you live in Nassau County. This was one of the few "benefits" of having a Queens residence. Really, what does the average Queens family get? Might as well move east where the politics are more moderate and you get some nice town perks.
Wonder what the realestate prices will be like in Queens this year !
Beaches are close too so have to collect from someone !
When the bridge was rebuilt you think they would have made a bike path but no they want you to walk your bike in the pedestrian path.I have never walked my bike and I have never seen anyone walk their bike.Who in their right mind would walk their bike when they can ride.Another example of great planning.
In 1947 my mom and dad we dating and when they got to the bridge the toll was 10 or 15 cents and they didn't have the change and was turned around.
Thanks, we can really afford that extra toll right now, it's not like we're all hurting for money because of this.
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