Cashless Tolling Starting At Henry Hudson Bridge

Cashless tolling is coming to the Henry Hudson Bridge toll plaza in early November as the second phase of the all-electronic tolling pilot gets underway.

Cashless Tolling  Starting At Henry Hudson Bridge

Motorists will be able to use any lane to drive through the toll plaza without stopping once the switch takes place 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10th.

"All-electronic tolling is another example of the innovative ways the MTA is using technology to make travel easier and more convenient for customers," said MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota. "By upgrading to 21st century technology, the MTA is catching up with the best tolling practices used by other agencies around the world."

"We're excited about the cashless tolling pilot," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara. "It's good for the MTA because it's the most efficient way to collect tolls; good for drivers because it provides for seamless travel, and good for the environment because it reduces vehicle emissions."

Here's how it works: If you have an E-ZPass, you'll continue to use it as you always have. If you don't, a photograph will be taken of your license plate and the registered driver will get a bill in the mail.

Drivers who get mailed bills will be charged the current cash rate of $4 while E-ZPass users pay $2.20, a savings of $1.80 per trip. So far this year, 87.5 percent of drivers who use the Henry Hudson use E-ZPass.

Tolls by Mail customers can pay bills in a variety of ways, including mail, Internet, in person at E-ZPass walk-in centers and at select retail stores. Unpaid tolls will be subject to late fees and violation charges.

But drivers who prefer paying for tolls with cash can continue doing this and save money by using the MTA Cash Reload Card with a registered MTA
E-ZPass account.

You don't need a bank account, credit card or debit card to use the Cash Reload Card. Just pick up a prepaid E-ZPass On-the-Go tag at one of hundreds of retail locations or in the cash lanes at other MTA crossings and when registering it request the MTA Cash Reload Card.

Using the Reload Card, drivers can refill their account using cash at thousands of VisaReadyLink or MoneyGram store locations throughout the city. To see a video on how to use the MTA Cash Reload Card click here.

For more information visit www.ezpassny.com or call 1-800 333-8655.