Have you ever thought about the toll cost in your commute? For me it is the most hated part of driving, yes, I hate it more than being stuck in New York traffic.
The State of New Jersey accounts for 20% of the tolls collected in the United States. There is a total collection of $13 Billion in tolls in the United States and New Jersey Turnpike along with Port Authority Tunnel and Bridge tolls accounts for 2.7 Billion dollars of that collection.
Here are some examples:
- You live in Astoria New York and need to go to Newark airport to catch a flight. You will have to go over Tri-Borough Bridge which costs $9.50 each way for the total cost of $19. Next you will need to drive on the good old George Washington Bridge, the cost is $15. And finally, you will have to use the infamous New Jersey Turnpike to the Newark airport exit which will cost you $7.20. Total cost of tolls for a trip from Astoria NY to the Newark Airport $41.20.
- You live in Brooklyn New York and wanted to catch a flight from Newark airport, you will first use Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Cost $19, that’s correct you read it right $19 for Verrazano, than you will have to go over Goethals Bridge, cost $16 and then the New Jersey Turnpike cost $1.50. Total cost of 19.8 miles of commute is $38.
- Work in Manhattan and need to catch a flight? Here is your break down $15 for Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, or George Washington Bridge pick any one of those. Take Turnpike toll cost $7.2 from George Washington Bridge, $4.90 from Holland Tunnel or $3.65 from Lincoln Tunnel. The 13 miles of commute will cost you anywhere from $19.20 to $22.20 depending on the route you choose.
The tolls are significant household burden on the residents and businesses of New Jersey. Here at American City Express, all of our car service quotes include taxes, tips and tolls.
Companies like ours pay a large amount of our revenue back into our community to cover tolls. Hence the tolls are a perfect example of a common phrase: “highway robbery”.