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Gov. Chris Christie Surprised To Learn He Supports Port Authority Toll Hike

TRENTON, NJ (WCBS 880) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he just found out through a newspaper that he supports raising Hudson River tolls by $2.

"I read that story this morning. It's completely wrong. There has been no plan presented to me to raise tolls on the Hudson River crossings," Christie said on Tuesday. "I spoke this morning with the chairman of the Port Authority to see if there was something I was missing."

He said the answer to that was no, saying no plan has been presented to the Port Authority board for toll increases.

WCBS 880's Levon Putney With Gov. Christie At The Statehouse


If it happens, Christie says he'd talk it over with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and give it due consideration.

As for the origin of this story, Christie said, "I don't know where that story is coming from."

The three Hudson River crossings controlled by the Port Authority are the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel and Holland Tunnel. The George Washington Bridge is the busiest bridge in the world.

The toll would go from $8 to $10 if it went up by $2.

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