SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL CUSICK SECURE INCLUSION OF VZN TOLL DISCOUNT PROGRAM IN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET RESOLUTIONS
Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today announced that both the Senate and Assembly budget resolutions include $5 million allocations for a total of $10 million for continued toll relief for Staten Island residents using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Last year, the Senate and Assembly each included $3.5 million and the Governor added $7 million for a total of $14 million in funding to provide relief to Staten Islanders using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The historic agreement reduced tolls for Staten Islanders enrolled in the E-ZPass resident discount program to $5.50 for each tolled crossing — a significant discount from the previous rates which were $6.36 for residents crossing one or two times per month, $6.00 for three or more crossings per month and $16 for those not enrolled in E-ZPass. Additionally, a 20 percent toll discount was secured for commercial vehicles using the bridge in either direction.