‘Verrazzano relief’ coming to Brooklyn’s frequent travelers, Why can’t N.J. politicians do the same for New Jerseyans?


A bill that would give Brooklyn residents who regularly cross the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge a discount similar to Staten Islanders has passed the state Senate, according to the Brooklyn Paper.

Related: E-ZPass Alert: Verrazano Discounts Are Only Issued To NY Tag Holders – May Be Time To Update

The measure would give Brooklynites who cross the span 10 or more times a month using E-ZPass a discounted toll of $5.50 — the same price borough residents pay under the Staten Island Resident Rebate Program.

The bill needs to be approved by the state assembly and then signed by Governor Cuomo into law.

“We are one community, with family and friends, jobs and appointments on both sides of the Verrazzano,” Rose tweeted. “This is a huge step towards providing much needed relief to so many Brooklynit­es.”

Many New Jersey residents work in NY and travel via the Verrazzano as well at least 10x a month. We call on NJ politicians to do the same and help ease the burden on fellow New Jerseyans.


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