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Payment of Round Trip Tolls on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge

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Rule status: Adopted

Agency: TLC

Effective date: November 29, 2023

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Adopted rule summary:

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is adopting rules requiring the payment of round-trip tolls by passengers in taxis crossing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

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Online comments: 4

  • Mohammad Riadh

    The passenger pays just one way toll going to Staaten Island but driver needs to pay return toll from his/her own pocket which is not justified.
    The driver is penalized twice.
    I. The driver returns without a passenger wasting his time and gasoline earning no money.
    2. The driver pays Verezano bridge toll from his own pocket which is not fair at all.
    In fact, the passenger should pay round trip toll and not one way toll.That will be fair and driver will not be penalized by paying one way toll while coming back from Staaten Island wasting his/her gasoline and time.
    This rule should be changed by passenger paying round trip toll as practiced in the past.
    Thank you so much for your understanding.
    Mohammad Riadh

    Comment added July 12, 2023 8:33pm
  • Cynthia Barrionuevo

    The passenger pays a one way toll to Staten Island, leaving the driver stranded there. There is no way off the island without paying a toll out of our pockets. There is not enough clientele in Staten Island and drivers are forced to come back empty and pay their own way back.
    Passengers should have to pay a two way toll when traveling to and from the island.

    Thank you,

    Cynthia Barrionuevo

    Comment added July 20, 2023 12:24pm
  • Jamil moussa

    I m living in Astoria Queens NY
    city of New York. + Tlc + Dot.+ easy pass. Should apply a Discount. On tolls To TLC. CARS. AS RESIDENT PAYS . Fair for the drivers. Fair for. State island. RESIDENTS .

    Comment added July 25, 2023 6:57am
  • Cheryl Martin

    Do taxi drivers usually return without a passenger? If the first passenger pays round trip, and the driver picks up a passenger on the way back and the second passenger also has to pay the toll, the driver is being paid twice. is there some way GPS or E-Z Pass could be made to know a return trip?

    Comment added July 29, 2023 6:53pm