Green Pass for Hybrids
As part of the Authority's continued commitment to environmental stewardship, the Authority now offers a Green Pass Discount Plan for E-ZPass customers who own hybrid vehicles. This plan offers a special 10% discount to hybrid vehicles which get at least 45 miles to the gallon and meet certain emissions standards. To find out more information on this program, please visit the Green Pass Discount Plan page.
Highway Speed E-ZPass
In response to increasing traffic volumes on the Thruway System, the Authority is studying the establishment of Highway Speed E-ZPass lanes at certain toll booths on the system. Highway Speed E-ZPass will permit E-ZPass tagholders to drive through select lanes at the posted highway speeds, paying the toll electronically as they continue to drive. Highway Speed E-ZPass will process more vehicles than manual ticket distribution and collection toll booths and allow cars and trucks to move more efficiently through toll plazas. As such, Highway Speed E-ZPass will reduce idling and emissions and improve air quality. In addition, Highway Speed E-ZPass will result in reduced fuel consumption, congestion and travel time.
Highway Speed E-ZPass is predicted to eventually service up to 75 percent of traffic passing through a toll plaza during peak travel times.
A current Authority study that includes Highway Speed E-ZPass is the Williamsville Study. For more information on this study, please visit the Williamsville project Website.
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