Drivers Seek Way to Avoid New Tolls

September 19, 2011  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — As toll hikes took effect Sunday on bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey, drivers complained they would look for alternate routes to save money. But there appeared to be little they could do to escape higher costs except stay home.  Mike Simone, who lives in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, said he would look for other ways to get to New Jersey to visit friends three times a week, including the PATH train.  But, he said as he filled up his Chrysler at a Jersey City gas station, “it’s going to be a crapshoot depending on how many times I’m here that week…It adds up if I do this three or four times per week. It will be a slight strain on me financially.”

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