Gentile: MTA Toll-Gouging Sandy Relief Workers
Local relief organizations, Gentile said, are struggling to send volunteers and supplies over the bridge from Bay Ridge to Staten Island because of the $13 Brooklyn-side toll.
Paying $13 to cross the bridge -- multiple times a day -- has forced local volunteers to divert help to other neighborhoods accessible toll-free, he said.
Staten Island was one of the city's hardest-hit boroughs, with significant loss of life and property in low-lying areas.
MTA could suspend tolls for volunteers from certain Brooklyn zip codes or making repeat round trips in a given time period, Gentile said, calling on the MTA to show volunteers and other relief workers it understands their needs by giving them a break on tolls.