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New Toll Rates Effective Jan. 1, 2021

New toll rates went into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved the proposal in December 2020, after a public process that began in 2019. Thruway tolls have not been adjusted since 2010.

NY E-ZPass customers outside of those who use the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge are not impacted. Toll rates for NY E-ZPass customers on the rest of the system remain the same.

Tolls on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

On the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, NY E-ZPass customers will pay $5.75 by 2022, increasing 50 cents in 2021 and 50 cents in 2022.

Toll on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

In 2022, the passenger toll rate on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will be 58 percent below the rates at Port Authority crossings and 53 percent below the current passenger rates for the major MTA Bridges and Tunnels. For example, the cash toll rate on the George Washington Bridge, the crossing to the immediate South of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, is currently $15 for two-axle vehicles and $12.50 for E-ZPass holders during peak hours. Tolls on the New York State Thruway system remain among the lowest in the Northeast - lower than the Massachusetts Turnpike, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge vs Other Facilities

Discount Plans

  • Commuter Discount Plan

    Additionally, the commuter plan for those who use the bridge on a daily basis will remain and the discount for users will increase.


  • New Resident Discount Plan
    A new resident E-ZPass plan is available for Westchester and Rockland County residents that will keep their rate flat through 2022. The program is being offered to passenger vehicles with a NY E-ZPass. Qualified residents who have a vehicle registered in one of these two counties will be automatically enrolled.
  • Approximately 250,000 qualified residents of Rockland and Westchester counties will have their E-ZPass Tags automatically enrolled in the new resident discount plan before new toll rates take effect on January 1, 2021. Those in the program will see their bridge toll remain at its current level, $4.75 per trip, through the end of 2022.

Eligibility requirements for the resident plan include:

  • You are a current E-ZPass NY customer with a mailing address in Rockland or Westchester counties;
  • You have a vehicle registered in a qualifying ZIP code in Rockland or Westchester;
  • Discount is associated with a specific E-ZPass tag(s) based on eligible license plates on your account;
    • For each E-ZPass tag, a license plate must be registered in Rockland or Westchester;
  • Passenger vehicles only and the vehicle is only for personal use.
  • Qualified residents who have an email listed on their E-ZPass NY account will receive an email before Jan. 1 with details regarding the discount plan.
  • To verify that the discount plan was added to your E-ZPass tag(s), login to your account at E-ZPassNY.com and select the “Plans” tab after Dec. 31.

In 2022, 45 percent of traffic on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will be paying less than the $5.75 NY E-ZPass rate, through the Commuter or Resident discount plans.

2022 Toll Breakdown

Commercial Vehicle Rates

Commercial rates on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge for Class 2H through 4H and S class tolls will be increased proportionate to the passenger car toll increases for each payment type. Class 5H through 7H truck tolls will be increased 20 percent more than the passenger car toll increases for each payment type.

Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Proposed Commercial Toll 2021

Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Proposed Commercial Toll 2022

Thruway System-Wide

NY E-ZPass customers outside of those who use the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge are not impacted. Toll rates for NY E-ZPass customers on the rest of the system remain the same.

Tolls by Mail customers will pay 30 percent above the NY E-ZPass toll rate, in addition to a $2 administrative surcharge per billing statement. Such differential toll rates have been standard practice among other systems that have converted to cashless tolling.

Comparison of Tolls by Mail Toll Rate Differential

The Thruway Authority is currently the only agency that does not charge a premium for Tolls by Mail. The 30 percent premium on top of the standard NY E-ZPass rate is still at the lower end of what cashless tolling facilities charge nationwide.

To compare other toll road premiums for non-E-ZPass customers nationwide, Massachusetts has an 87 percent premium on the Massachusetts turnpike and 109 percent on the Boston Extension. The Miami-Dade Expressway has a 100 percent premium. The Pennsylvania Turnpike charges a 36 percent premium.

In comparison to cashless tolling crossings nationwide, the MassDOT crossings has a 37 percent premium, the MTA Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge a 55 percent premium, and the MTA Henry Hudson Bridge has a 150 percent premium.

News

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Additional Toll Adjustment Information

Public Hearings

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Submit Comments

The public comment period was open through Oct. 22.