As he drove toward the Brooklyn Bridge last New Year’s Eve on his way to see New York City for the first time, Mahmoud Elnaggar was filled with excitement. The University of Virginia student had spent most of his life in Egypt and was now going to be getting a taste of the Big Apple.
But it was a sour first bite.
To Elnaggar’s surprise, there was a whopping $18 toll just to cross the bridge. “I was like, ‘Oh my God!’” Elnaggar said.
Elnaggar’s navigation app never gave him any idea that it would be that expensive.
A few minutes later, Elnaggar hit another toll. more >