toll relief

Nov 292012
Gentile To MTA: Stop Verrazano Toll Hike, Waive Fares For Hurricane Relief Workers, Bring 'Discount Equity' To Southwest Brooklyn

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: At a public hearing yesterday on Staten Island, City Councilman Vincent Gentile spoke out against a proposed Verrazano Bridge toll hike, and called on MTA officials to waive fares for Hurricane Sandy relief workers driving in from Brooklyn.

Nov 212012
Verrazano Bridge Toll: Give Hurricane Relief Workers A Break!

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: Perhaps at no time has the insane toll structure of charging $10+ for a round-trip on a bridge not connected to Manhattan been more apparent than during the recovery period following Hurricane Sandy, when relief workers and volunteers have been stung with the high charge. Councilman Gentile certainly thinks so, and has renewed calls for toll relief for relief volunteers.