“Despite the fact that this issue has been brewing for years, we were only notified last week of these two Hudson Valley meetings. Further, the public and legislature had no input on who served on the panel.
There should be no toll hike over the new bridge. I have submitted official testimony to the Toll Advisory Panel, explaining why any toll hike is not feasible for our residents, as it would pose a significant financial burden.
We need transparency throughout this process, starting with more meetings held in Rockland and Westchester Counties. The Toll Advisory Panel should work to ensure a resident discount and no double-tolling, once congestion pricing takes effect. The panel should also complete a cost analysis and timeline of completion for a new high-speed rail across the new bridge.
I encourage all residents to attend a meeting or send in written comments to have their voices’ heard.”