Fixed Toll Barriers
Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
In 2016, motorists began paying their toll at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee) while maintaining highways speeds, making the toll plaza a thing of the past.
A cashless tolling gantry on the southbound New York State Thruway in South Nyack eases commutes across the Hudson River.
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.
Grand Island Bridges
The Grand Island Bridges connect Grand Island on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) between Niagara Falls and the Town of Tonawanda. It is a main thoroughfare for commuters and visitors between the City of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. In 2017, approximately 23.6 million vehicles traveled through the Grand Island Toll Barriers, which translates to nearly 65,000 vehicles per day. In March 2018, Grand Island became the New York State Thruway Authority’s second cashless tolling location. Cashless tolling was implemented on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee) in 2016.
With the conversion to cashless tolling, the toll barriers at the North and South Grand Island Bridges have been replaced with gantries that have sensors. The sensor technology reads E-ZPass tags and takes license plate images, so vehicles no longer have to stop and pay the toll. Vehicles with E-ZPass tags are automatically charged. Motorists without E-ZPass will receive a toll bill mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Additionally, over the last ten years, approximately 80 percent of all accidents within a tenth of a mile of the Grand Island Toll Barriers were caused by "Following Too Close" or an "Unsafe Speed." With the implementation of cashless tolling, the Thruway Authority expects accidents within these areas to be reduced.
Cashless tolling at the Grand Island Bridges is expected to save motorists approximately 200 minutes per year.
- Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Island Cashless Tolling to Go Live on March 29
- Governor Cuomo Announces Construction Begins on Open Road, Cashless Tolling Locations on Grand Island
- Governor Cuomo Announces Open Road, Cashless Tolling to Begin on Grand Island Crossings in March 2018
- Grand Island Rendering
Harriman Toll Barrier
The Harriman Toll Barrier is located on the Thruway (I-87) at exit 16, and converted to cashless tolling in September 2018. The transition complements the $150 million reconstruction of the Woodbury Transit and Economic Hub , ensuring motorists driving through this interchange will be able to pass through more quickly.
Approximately 21.7 million motorists travel through the Harriman interchange each year, accounting for more than eight percent of the Thruway’s overall traffic volume.
Yonkers Toll BarrierThe Yonkers Toll Barrier is located on the Thruway (I-87) near exit 6A (Stew Leonard Drive). The location converted to cashless tolling in November 2018.
Approximately 17.5 million motorists travel through the Yonkers Toll Barrier (north and south) each year, accounting for more than 6.5 percent of the Thruway's overall toll traffic volume.
Spring Valley Toll BarrierThe Spring Valley Toll Barrier is located on I-87 north approximately one mile north of the exit 14A (New Jersey – Garden State Parkway) interchange and is for commercial traffic and passenger vehicles hauling a trailer only. The location transitioned to cashless tolling in December 2018. More than 1.6 million commercial vehicles travel through the Spring Valley Toll Plaza every year.
New Rochelle Toll BarrierThe New Rochelle Toll Barrier is located on the New England Thruway (I-95), and accounts for more than 7.6 percent of the Thruway’s overall traffic with more than 20.4 million vehicles traveling through the Toll Barrier every year. The location converted to cashless tolling in December 2018.
Governor Cuomo Announces On-Time Completion of Cashless Tolling at All Fixed-Price Toll Barriers on New York State Thruway