Toll hike in effect today

Get ready to dig a little deeper to ride across the Hudson. At 12:01 am today, toll hikes on the mid-Hudson crossings, approved last year, went into effect.

The Albany Times-Union reminds us:

The basic passenger car rate on the the Bear Mountain, Newburgh-Beacon, Mid-Hudson, Kingston-Rhinecliff and Rip Van Winkle bridges will go from $1 to $1.25 for E-ZPass customers and to $1.50 for cash customers. Rates will also increase for commercial vehicles.