December 8, 2014 | Number of The Day
What commuters to NY will pay to cross the Hudson River beginning today

New Jersey commuters to New York will pay $14 in cash to cross the Hudson River using any connecting bridge or tunnel. This includes the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, and Holland Tunnel.

The same rate applies to other New Jersey-to-New York crossings: the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, and Outerbridge crossing.

Drivers with E-ZPass get a discount to $11.75.

The new pricing represents at least a $0.75 increase for E-ZPass customers and a $1.00 increase for cash customers in regular cars. The E-ZPass prices are for “peak hours,” which are weekdays 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The cost for off-peak hours with E-ZPass is $9.75. There is no charge for returning to New Jersey from New York.

Trucks will find it even more expensive to enter New York, with a cash price ranging from $38 for vehicles with two axles to $114 for trucks with six axles. Trucks with E-ZPass also get a discount, with the lowest cost being $30 for a two-axle vehicles.

The Port Authority does offer discount plans for carpools and low-emission vehicles, but cars must be enrolled ahead of time.