Looming Verrazano Bridge Toll Hike Sparks Petition

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Tolls for bridge crossings have long been the scourge of mankind ever since hideous trolls and ogres started collecting them in medieval times. Since heroic knights can’t protect us from the MTA, we have to rely on petitions like the one started by Dominic Cenatiempo.

Centaiempo, a resident of Staten Island, is hoping to rally 500,000 outraged motorists to join him in his full opposition to the proposed $2 hike on the Verrazano Bridge.

The $2 increase, set for March, would bring the total cost of crossing the bridge to $15, hammering commuters traversing from Staten Island into Brooklyn. Cenatiempo voiced his outrage on Change.org:

People are suffering financially especially everyday commuters who travel just to go to work. Small businesses are suffering financially from being crushed left and right. This had led them to enforce pay cuts, layoffs, and some to close their doors for good. We the people say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” we have had it up to here with the Bullshit !!!!!

Are you also incensed with the toll increases? Feel free to sign Cenatiempo’s petition, which is still about 498,000 short of its goal.


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