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  1. End Is Near For Obsolete Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Toll Booths

    By Maura Yates

    January 26, 2010, 6:34AM


    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- More than 20 years after they collected their last toll, the defunct Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll booths will...
  2. While we're on the subject....

    Sunday, January 14, 2007
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    Brooklyn Congressman Offers Ideas to Alleviate City Truck Traffic
    Staten Island and...
  3. Awww! No fair, my wife made plans for us. If...

    Awww! No fair, my wife made plans for us.


    If EZ Pass is good enough to work for a two-way Verrazano toll, then it's good enough to work for two-way Holland Tunnel toll.
  4. Not true. The official notice from NYCDOT is...

    Not true. The official notice from NYCDOT is "...until further notice".
    It can hardly be considered a viable route, anyway.

    I don't have the slightest belief that a two-way toll will increase the...
  5. Economic, yes. Quality of life, no. True, but...

    Economic, yes.
    Quality of life, no.

    True, but cars are no longer allowed on the ferry - which is the meat of this thread.

    Of course it is.
    But, if you believe that my agenda is to screw...
  6. The big deal is that Staten Island's residents...

    The big deal is that Staten Island's residents will pay the price, again.

    Every other borough's residents have the choice of several FREE routes to travel intracity - which is not so on Staten...
  7. OK, let's say that the two-way toll is restored. ...

    OK, let's say that the two-way toll is restored.
    What changes will the trucks make to their routes?
  8. The trucks are gone and the traffic is still...

    The trucks are gone and the traffic is still there. There's the comparison.

    Trucks and cars will still need to get in and out of Manhattan regardless of the expense.
  9. Traffic in Manhattan isn't going to change one...

    Traffic in Manhattan isn't going to change one bit by reinstating the two-way toll between Brooklyn and Staten Island.
    I worked on King Street for 16 years and saw the mess created by the...
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