ALBANY, NY – In an expected move, the New York State Thruway Authority approved a series of toll changes coming out of the switch to cashless tolling last month.
The Thruway Authority’s board of directors unanimously approved the changes, which will primarily affect people who drive on the Thruway without an E-Z Pass. Those who do not have an E-Z Pass will see a 30% increase in toll costs, plus a $2 bill fee, and toll bills will be mailed to the vehicle owners. Out of state E-Z Pass customers will pay 15% higher tolls.
“This is a modest toll adjustment balancing the needs for continued investment in our system while keeping tolls affordable for our motorists,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “We have not had a toll adjustment in 10 years and as we enter into a new era of modern transportation on the Thruway, it’s the right time both operationally and financially for this adjustment to occur.”
The Thruway officially launched its cashless tolling system and eliminated toll both employees on November 14.