HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Commuters who use the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bridges, tunnels, and rails will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on the organization's changes to fees, tolls, and long-term capital plan at a public forum on Monday, July 29 at the Hilton Hotel at 650 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, at 7pm.
This is the fifth of six public hearings, and the final one in New Jersey.
Accoording to a press release, an overview of changes include:
- the first inflation-based toll increases to the agency’s six bridges and tunnels since 2015;
- changes to PATH’s fare structure;
- the first increases to AirTrain fares in 14 years;
- and a new airport ground transportation access fee.
The hearings will also allow for public comment on the agency’s reassessment of its 2017-2026 $32.2 billion Capital Plan, which includes $4.8 billion in additional spending. Of the proposed $4.8 billion increase, approximately $4.5 billion or 94 percent of the increase, is projected to be funded by additional non-toll and non-fare revenues, including revenue increases from the following: terminal rents; airline cost recoveries; user fees; anticipated receipt of passenger facility charges; and Sandy recovery and airport improvement grants associated with certain projects.
Those interested in speaking must register in advance. Interpreters are also available.
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