Mayor Michael Bloomberg backed a plan by the Port Authority to raise bridge and tunnel tolls on his weekly radio program this morning.
A few hours later, The Port Authority voted to raise fees for crossing area bridges and tunnels over 50 percent over the next five years.
In a scrum with reporters in Albany today, Governor Andrew Cuomo explained how much involvement his appointees to the Port Authority — which recently proposed massive toll hikes — have had so far.
“We’ve had two appointees who were put on, who attended one meeting,” Cuomo said.
The comment comes after a couple of news stories — from the New York Times and the Bergen Record — reported Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were aware that the Port Authority would propose toll hikes in advance of their announcement last week.