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By Eva Loayza | December 3rd, 2012 - 2:39pm
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Assembly Democrats News Release

Port Authority Tolls Increase, Commuters Suffer

Daily Commuter Pays More to Port Authority than Average New Jersey Income Tax for Those Earning Up To $100,000 Annually

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- With the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) most recent toll hike, daily commuters using PANYNJ crossings continue to pay more in tolls than most New Jersey residents pay in income taxes to the state.

"The Port Authority is an agency that asks more of New Jersey's commuters to run their agency than the State of New Jersey asks of most of its residents to fund all of state government," stated Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D -Middlesex), Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the New Jersey Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee. "When a public agency imposes such a great financial burden on New Jersey commuters, it should be accountable and fully transparent in its operations. Unfortunately, the Port Authority's commitment to both is woefully lacking..."

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