ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved several changes to help facilitate cashless tolling across New York. The state converted to cashless tolling on Nov. 14.
The following changes will go into effect Jan. 1, 2021.
- The standard NY E-ZPass toll rate will become the base toll rate. Those using Tolls by Mail will see a 30% rate differential. Such differential toll rates have been standard practice among other systems that have converted to cashless tolling.
- Establish a 15% rate differential for out-of-state E-ZPass customers
- Clarify Board Policy that all transactions processed through a license plate image review will pay the Tolls by Mail rate
- Implement a $2 administrative surcharge per billing statement for Tolls by Mail statements to support the administrative costs associated with processing transactions through the Tolls by Mail program
The Thruway Authority has also decided to increase the toll on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
|Commuter E-ZPass||Resident E-ZPass*||Standard NY E-ZPass||Out-of-State E-ZPass||Tolls by Mail|
|NY E-ZPass PEAK||NY E-ZPass OFF-PEAK||Out-of-State E-ZPass||Tolls by Mail|
All drivers, regardless of residency, can sign up for a NY E-ZPass account at E-ZPassNY.com. E-ZPass On-the-Go tags can be purchased at 26 Thruway Service Areas system-wide, more than 800 locations across the state including participating grocery and convenience stores and government offices, DMV offices, and AAA retail stores.