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For Immediate Release: 06/05/18
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 | public.info@thruway.ny.gov

THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 10,000 E-ZPASS ON-THE-GO TAGS SOLD IN THRUWAY TOLL LANES IN 2018
E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags Available for Purchase at More Than 50 Toll Plazas Along Entire 570-Mile NYS Thruway
Drivers Can Also Purchase E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags at 26 Thruway Service Areas Across 570-Mile Superhighway and Nearly 800 Locations Across the State

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced more than 10,000 E-ZPass On-the-Go tags have been sold in select Thruway cash toll lanes since the start of sales in February 2018. By selling E-ZPass On-the-Go tags in toll lanes, drivers are able to purchase the easiest, most-cost effective tool for paying tolls without leaving their car.

As Governor Cuomo announced in his 2018 State of the State address, the entire New York State Thruway system will be converted to cashless tolling by the end of 2020. Currently, the Thruway’s Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and Grand Island Bridges are cashless tolling locations.

“By expanding access to E-ZPass On-the-Go tag sales to select toll lanes, more motorists are joining the millions of New Yorkers who are already saving time and money and enjoying the many benefits of E-ZPass,” said Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll. “I encourage all motorists to take advantage of the most-convenient way to pay tolls and sign up for E-ZPass especially with the expansion of cashless tolling system-wide by the end of 2020.”

Motorists can purchase an E-ZPass On-the-Go tag in select cash lanes at more than 50 toll plazas across the Thruway’s 570-mile system which spans from New York City to Buffalo and the Pennsylvania state line. Tags cost $25 (cash only), plus the cash toll for that trip. Customers must then register the tag online or by calling the number listed on the package. The $25 is credited in full to the customer’s account when the tag becomes active in 24 hours.

Sales by Region
Division Lower Hudson Valley Hudson Valley
Capital District
Mohawk Valley
Central NY Western New York
Tags Sold*

4,901

1,840

1,289

2,845

Top 3 Plazas
For
Tag Sales

New Rochelle
(1,665)

Exit 24
(392)

Exit 39
(253)

North and South
Grand Island Bridges** (950)

Yonkers
(1,167)

Exit 19
(238)

Exit 41
(132)

Williamsville
(368)

Harriman
(938)

Exit 25
(190)

Exit 33
(123)

Lackawanna
(350)

*As of 06/05/2018
**North and South Grand Island Bridge toll plazas converted to cashless tolling on March 30, 2018.

E-ZPass On-the-Go tags are for passenger vehicles only. Drivers who need E-ZPass tags for other types of vehicles such as trucks, RVs or motorcycles should contact the E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 1-800-333-8655.

Cash lanes where E-ZPass On-the-Go tags can be purchased are marked with the following sign:

 

Additionally, E-ZPass On-the-Go tags can be purchased at 26 Thruway Service Areas and more than 800 locations across the state including select grocery and convenience stores, and government offices.

In 2017, more than 268 million motorists traveled the New York State Thruway, traveling more than 8.4 billion miles. E-ZPass transactions accounted for more than 74 percent of toll transactions, a more than two percent increase from 2016.

E-ZPass is accepted in 16 states nationwide including New York. Anyone, regardless of state residency, can sign up for a New York E-ZPass account and enjoy discounts and flexible payment options available to customers.

Along with a five percent discount along the entire Thruway system, E-ZPass offers a variety of discount plans and payment options to fit the needs of every motorist. E-ZPass offers commuter discounts which can save motorists hundreds of dollars each year. To learn how much you can save, use the Thruway’s Annual Permit Comparison Calculator.

Customers can sign up for E-ZPass discount plans such as Pay Per Trip, which is linked to a bank account, not a credit card, and pays tolls incurred once per day and a prepaid E-ZPass account balance is not required.

Customers can also pay their account by credit card, bank account, check or money order.

Sign up for a Thruway E-ZPass account visit www.e-zpassny.com.

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