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Under the new scheme, Manhattanites would be asked to contribute more than they had under past proposals. An example lists a $5.33 E-ZPass to go over the Brooklyn Bridge. (It's free now.) The one-way rate to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge would decline to $5.66, from $10.66.
Backers say that imposing tolls on all the East River bridges would make traffic less congested on those previously-free bridges.
We wonder if anyone has taken into account the long lines of slow traffic (and pollution) that would pile up in front of the toll booths?
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