It'll cost a few bucks to drive over the Brooklyn Bridge if the state legislature has its way.
The Democrat-led Senate discussed the MTA issue this week and hopes to have a deal that can be passed in the Legislature by the end of the next week that Paterson could sign into law.
Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proposed the $2 tolls on the bridges over the East River and Harlem River as part of a compromise.
The agency has projected a $1.4 billion deficit in its operating budget next year and a $3 billion gap by 2012.
Paterson has called the problem urgent and said an agreement was needed this week.