Toll hike on Port Authority bridges and tunnels takes effect

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NEW YORK (PIX11/AP) -- New Jersey drivers heading into New York City need to dig a little bit deeper into their pockets.

Starting at 3 a.m., Sunday morning, tolls on the bridges and tunnels operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey increased.

Drivers in cash lanes will pay $14, up from $13.

E-ZPass tag holders will have an increase of 75 cents.

The new prices apply to drivers heading into New York City on the George Washington Bridge, Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, Bayonee and Goethals bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing.

The hike is the fourth of five phased-in increases that began in 2011.

The American Automobile Associations of New York and North Jersey had sued to block the toll increase, saying it violated federal law because the money was used partly to cover redevelopment of the World Trade Center.

A federal judge last month refused to stop the increase.