Motorists are now able to pay their toll at the Tappan Zee Bridge while maintaining highways speeds, making the toll plaza a thing of the past.
A temporary cashless tolling facility on the southbound New York State Thruway in South Nyack eases commutes across the Hudson River. The overhead equipment will be moved to the Westchester County side following the completion of the New NY Bridge.
The state-of-the-art system collects tolls at highway speeds via E-ZPass and Tolls By Mail, detecting classes of vehicles and applying the correct charge.
If you have E-ZPass, your toll is collected using the same process that you are already familiar with. If you don't have E-ZPass and want to set up an account, you can sign-up here. E-ZPass is accepted in 16 states across the Northeast and Midwest. Prepaid E-ZPass accounts can be purchased without waiting in line at select retail locations and MTA bridge and tunnel cash lanes.
If you don't have E-ZPass, cameras photograph your vehicle's license plate as it passes under the overhead equipment. A bill is then automatically sent to the registered owner by U.S. Mail. Visit the Tolls By Mail website for more information.
Transportation authorities are turning to cashless tolling to reduce congestion, improve safety and reduce air pollution. More than 35 bridges, tunnels and toll roads across the nation use cashless tolling, including the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.