NY Gov. Kathy Hochul orders MTA to stand down over NYC Marathon $750K toll fight after Post report on ‘cash grab’ move

April 4, 2024

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday nixed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s efforts to squeeze a $750,000 toll from the organizers of the New York City Marathon — after The Post highlighted widespread outrage over the “cash grab” move.

Hochul’s decision to thwart the MTA’s latest scheme came a day after it was revealed the transit agency had been at war with marathon organizers for several months over shutting down the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge during the world-famous race. NY Post