Gallery: More People are Riding Public Transit Because of Higher Tolls ...

Early reports from the New York Department of Transportation seem to show that toll hikes in the month of September on NYC bridges and tunnels connecting the city to New Jersey may have pushed more commuters to use public transportation. The reports note that between September 19th and November 22nd of 2011 a total of 890,000 fewer cars traveled over the fare-hiked roadways than did in the same time period in 2010 — that totals a 4 percent decrease in travelers. During the same period, the ridership on the public transportation routes that connect New York and New Jersey rose by about 560,000 passengers.

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