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|Some drivers pay only $2 to cross the bridge.|
In the thousands of words published by The Record on the proposed Hudson River toll and fare hikes, have you seen anything about the "Carpool Plan"?
The "Carpool Plan" is Port Authority code for the deepest discount available to drivers at the agency's bridges and tunnels -- only $2 at all times when you have three people in the car.
Drivers with E-ZPass must register with their service center, then stop in a Cash/E-ZPass lane so the toll taker can confirm the number of people in the vehicle.
It even makes sense to stop at the George Washington Bridge bus stop in Fort Lee and pick up one or two people headed to New York to get the discount.
Will the "Carpool Plan" be affected by the proposed toll and fare hikes? Stay tuned. Before a toll hike in 2008, the little-publicized carpool toll was $1.
I called the New Jersey E-ZPass Service Center today and learned of a 10% senior discount for the turnpike and parkway. Have you read about that discount in The Wretched?
From the Port Authority Web site: