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For Immediate Release: 12/18/20
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |  


E-ZPass Toll Rates Will Be Frozen for Qualified Rockland and Westchester Residents Through 2022 

Thruway Authority Will Enroll Qualified Customers Based on License Plate/ZIP Code Registration Information

Residents Receiving 40 Percent Commuter Discount Program Not Affected by New Toll Rates

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that approximately 250,000 qualified residents of Rockland and Westchester counties will have their E-ZPass Tags automatically enrolled in the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Resident Discount Plan before new toll rates take effect on the Hudson River crossing 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.

“In addition to our existing commuter discount plan, we are providing E-ZPass NY customers in Rockland and Westchester with another affordable option to cross the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “The resident discount plan benefits those who occasionally cross the bridge and is one more reason it pays to have an E-ZPass NY account.”

Earlier this month, the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved new toll rates on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and Tolls by Mail customers on the Thruway system-wide to support the conversion to cashless tolling

Set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s passenger vehicle toll schedule is as follows:

Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s passenger vehicle toll schedule
  E-ZPass Resident  
Standard NY
Tolls by Mail




















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 and select the “Plans” tab after Dec. 31.

As a reminder, it is important that you keep your license plates up to date on your E-ZPass account and your tag is properly mounted on your windshield.

New customers who want to get E-ZPass in the new year can sign-up on and add the resident discount plan. The website will inform you if your vehicle qualifies based on the DMV license plate records.

E-ZPass is free and has payment options for all motorists including the Pay Per Trip plan, which deducts from your bank account only for the days you have toll usage. E-ZPass accepts multiple payment methods including money orders and pre-paid credit cards or linking a credit card or bank account to your E-ZPass account. More information on the various payment methods can be found here. E-ZPass On-the-Go tags can be purchased at 26 Thruway Service Areas system-wide, more than 800 locations.
As part of its standard protocols, the Thruway Authority will verify that information provided by customers matches DMV records. Customers are advised to ensure that their DMV information is up to date.

Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Commuter Plan
Rockland and Westchester E-ZPass NY customers enrolled in the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Commuter Plan will pay $3.15 per trip starting Jan. 1 – or $1.60 less per trip than those in the resident discount plan. Intended for those who frequently cross the bridge, the commuter plan provides a 40 percent discount on 20 trips taken in 30 days. A minimum of 20 trips per month are required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, you will be charged for each trip not taken. Approximately 25,000 customers currently take advantage of the commuter plan.

Because commuting patterns have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, customers are urged to review how often they cross the bridge. For some, it may make sense to temporarily remove their bridge commuter plan, or switch to the local resident discount plan if you’re crossing the bridge less frequently these days.

More information about the new toll rates in effect can be found on the Thruway Authority’s website. 


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