Cost of Tolls for Mayor, Governor

David Paterson and Michael Bloomberg are set to announce their support for the Ravitch Commission finding on how to fund the M.T.A., which includes a plan to toll East River bridges.

Political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said the political fallout from tolling the bridges, if that plan is ever put in place, may not be shouldered evenly between Bloomberg, who is up for re-election next year, and Paterson, who will be up for election in 2010.

“Bloomberg has greater exposure,” Sheinkopf said in an email. “Because it is happening here, and will not perceptually be seen as a state-wide issue under the governor’s control.”

Cost of Tolls for Mayor, Governor