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Manhattan Transit Authority Collects Data on Two-Way Tolling

New York Rep. Daniel Donovan said he won't support a return to a two-way toll until he's convinced it won't negatively affect traffic and tolls. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

(TNS) -- STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While drivers adjust to the new cashless tolling system on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the MTA has begun studying the effects of two-way tolling on the span, and is expected to complete its research sometime next year.

The transit agency is collecting data to see how the change in tolling would affect toll enforcement, its new cashless system, the money generated from tolls and traffic flow.

Rep. Daniel Donovan had requested the agency study the effects of collecting half the toll going into Brooklyn and the other half traveling onto Staten Island as Rep. Jerrold Nadler has pushed to reinstate it.


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