The city's fiscal crisis is such that nothing is off-the-table when it comes to raising funds, not even a sacred cow like the no-toll bridges over the East River. For some commuters, this would add up to $100 a week in extra taxes. "Where am I going to get that from?" said one man who drives his wife to and from work across the Williamsburg Bridge every day. While such a move is unlikely to be a crowd pleaser, "Desperate times require desperate measures," says Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers' Campaign.
East River Bridges May Not Be Free For Long
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