Bridge Authority schedules public hearing on proposed toll hikes


HIGHLAND – The New York State Bridge Authority has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, March 9 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel to receive comment on its proposed four-year rate hike plan.

Under the schedule, the current $1.50 toll would increase to $1.75 in May, to $2 in May 2022 and to $2.15 in May 2023.

The authority says the additional funds are needed to maintain the bridges in a state of good repair.

The Bridge Authority operates the five Mid-Hudson crossings over the Hudson River – the Rip Van Winkle, Kingston-Rhinecliff, Mid-Hudson, Newburgh-Beacon, and Bear Mountain bridges.