It now costs $12 bucks to cross the George Washington Bridge or Lincoln Tunnel if you don’t have an E-Z PAss, and around $9 if you do have one. A lot of us are horrified at the toll increases the Port of New York Authority jammed down our gas tanks and into our wallets, most especially the AAA, which has been fighting the increase. Help the AAA fight the increases by signing the online petition to Secretary of Transportation Ray LeHood. It might not help, but it couldn’t hurt. A lot of people, not just the AAA, are calling the toll increases unlawful, because the money is not all for improvements to roads and services, but rather to help the Port Authority pay for cost overruns in the construction of the new World Trade Center. And the toll increases to $12 and $9.50 aren’t the end of it, because additional toll hikes already approved will bring the tolls to $12.50 for E-ZPass and $15 for cash tolls by 2015. What do you think?