Port Authority seeking fare, toll hikes across New York area

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 JFK and Newark Liberty International airports.

It’s 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.

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