Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato is sponsoring a bill to permanently eliminate the toll on the Cross Bay Bridge.
The bridge connects Broad Channel to the Rockaway peninsula. When it was built decades ago, the toll was just 10 cents. Now, it's $ 4.25 for Queens residents to travel within the borough.
"It's separating our communities. It's stopping an entire borough from enjoying the greatest jewel that exists, which is Rockaway Beach and the nine miles of beach throughout the peninsula," said Pheffer Amato.
The bill is currently sitting in the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee.