The following e-mail was sent out by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce today, March 13th, regarding the Verrazano bridge toll for commercial vehicles whose businesses are based in Staten Island, New York.
"Last week, a delegation of Chamber Board and Committee Members traveled to Albany to meet with key members of Governor Cuomo's Office, Assembly Speaker Silver, and other State representatives to continue pushing for Staten Island toll relief.
From left to right: Anthony Carro, Annamarie Gulino Gentile, Esq., Linda Baran, Stephen Margarella, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assemblyman Matt Titone, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, Robert Cutrona, and David Rampulla.
After meetings concluded, the Chamber is proud to announce that both the State Assembly and Senate acted to provide up to a 50% reduction in tolls for commercial vehicles on the Verrazano Bridge. The toll provision is being implemented as a budget resolution that will provide the MTA with the funds required to offset the cost of rising tolls.
The Chamber would like to thank Chamber Members Anthony Carro of Point Vantage; Annamarie Gulino Gentile, Esq. of Angiuli & Gentile, LLP; Stephen Margarella of Margarella Industrial; Robert Cutrona of Project One Services; and David Rampulla of FerryAds for making the trip and communicating the needs of Staten Island business owners."