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Press Release
July 1, 2009
IMMEDIATE
New Tolls Start: Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 3 AM

Tolls will change for all categories of vehicles crossing MTA Bridges and Tunnels' nine facilities that link New York City's five boroughs, effective Sunday, July 12th at 3 AM.

Under the new toll schedule, the E–ZPass discount rate will apply only to customers whose tags were issued by the New York E–ZPass Customer Service Center (representing MTA Bridges and Tunnels, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Thruway and the New York State Bridge Authority).  All others tags will record the cash rate to cross MTA facilities.  Anyone, regardless of residency, can apply for a New York Customer Service Center–issued E–ZPass by visiting the website: www.ezpassny.com

New crossing charges for the Bronx–Whitestone, Throgs Neck, RFK Bridges; Brooklyn–Battery and Queens Midtown Tunnels:

 Toll Rate

Current

New

Cash

$5.00

$5.50

E–ZPass

$4.15

$4.57*

Verrazano–Narrows Bridge (one–way tolling); resident discounts are available:

 Toll Rate

Current

New

Cash

$10.00

$11.00

E–ZPass

$8.30

$9.14*

 

Henry Hudson Bridge:

 Toll Rate

Current

New

Cash

$2.75

$3.00

E–ZPass

1.90

$2.09*

Marine Parkway and Cross Bay Bridges; resident discounts are available:

 Toll Rate

Current

New

Cash

$2.50

$2.75

E–ZPass

1.55

$1.71*

*Discount applies to NY Customer Service Center E–ZPass tag holders only.  Complete information on new crossing charges is available at www.mta.info.

"Our goal, as always, is to keep the traffic moving safely and smoothly for our customers, though there is always a transition period when toll rates change, especially in cash lanes," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Susan Kupferman.  "Nearly 75 percent of Bridges and Tunnels customers pay tolls with E–ZPass and, now more than ever, we encourage our cash customers to get E–ZPass to save time, money and gas."

Truck tolls will also change Sunday.  For example, two–axle trucks at the Bronx–Whitestone, Throgs Neck, RFK Bridges and Brooklyn–Battery and Queens Midtown Tunnels will pay:

 Toll Rate

Current

New

Cash

$10.00

$11.00

E–ZPass

$7.50

$8.25*

Two–axle trucks at Cross Bay and Marine Parkway Bridges:

 Toll Rate

Current

New

Cash

$5.00

$5.50

E–ZPass

$3.75

$4.13*

Two–axle trucks at Verrazano–Narrows Bridge:

 Toll Rate

 Current

 New

Cash

$20.00

$22.00

E–ZPass

$15.00

$16.50*

Again, discounted E–ZPass rates for trucks will apply to New York E–ZPass Customer Service Center customers only as of July 12th. 

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is informing customers of the toll change on the electronic variable message signs at the toll plazas, and toll rate cards are available to customers in the cash lanes at each facility.  E–ZPass applications are available in the cash lanes, or visit www.ezpassny.com.   Cash customers wishing to try out E–ZPass can purchase a pre–paid tag, called "E–ZPass On–the–Go," which is currently available at more than 160 participating retailers across the region, also listed on the website.

For further information on new tolls, as well as subway, bus and commuter line fares, go to the MTA website: www.mta.info.