Exclusive: Split tolling on Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to start Dec. 1

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Split tolling on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will officially go into effect at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The new electronic tolling system — which is expected to reduce truck traffic while netting the MTA millions of dollars in additional annual revenue — will split the bridge’s current one-way toll in half and begin charging it in both directions.

“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 and delivering a modest benefit to the bottom line of public transportation during an unprecedented fiscal crisis,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye.

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