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For Immediate Release: 12/20/21  

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Toll Changes are Second Phase of Previously Approved Plan

No Impact to 250,000+ Westchester and Rockland Residents in Bridge Discount Program

40 Percent Commuter Discount Program on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Continues for Qualified NY E-ZPass Customers 

No Impact for Thruway Customers Throughout the Rest of the State

The New York State Thruway Authority is reminding motorists that the second phase of a toll adjustment on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is set to take effect on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Toll rates on the rest of the Thruway system remain the same as 2021. There is no impact to E-ZPass and Tolls by Mail customers outside of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

“The Authority has been mindful of the need to keep tolls affordable for our motorists while ensuring that we have the necessary resources to invest in our network,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “This is the second phase of our toll adjustment, and it’s worth noting the more than 250,000 Rockland and Westchester residents who were automatically enrolled in our Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Resident Discount Plan will experience no change.” 

The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors in December 2020 unanimously approved the bridge toll adjustment and other tolling changes that support the statewide conversion to cashless tolling, which was substantially completed in November. The decision followed a lengthy public process that started in 2019 and featured statewide listening sessions held by the Toll Advisory Panel, three virtual public hearings, and consideration of more than 150 public comments and other feedback.

The first phase went into effect on Jan. 1, 2021 – marking the first time Thruway tolls had been adjusted since 2010.

Passenger Car Toll Adjustment on Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

The passenger car toll adjustment for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge includes:

  • Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, increase NY E-ZPass rate by 50 cents to $5.75;
  • Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, increase Commuter E-ZPass rate by 30 cents to $3.45, which is 40 percent off the NY E-ZPass rate for passenger vehicles that opt into the program; and
  • No increase for the more than 250,000 Westchester and Rockland residents in the resident E-ZPass plan. Their tolls will remain flat at $4.75 in 2022. The program is available for passenger vehicles with a NY E-ZPass and have a vehicle registered in one of these two counties.
Passenger Vehicle Toll Schedule – Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
Commuter E-ZPass Resident  E-ZPass* Standard NY E-ZPass Out-of-State E-ZPass Tolls by Mail
Current $3.15 $4.75 $5.25 $6.04 $6.83
2022 $3.45 $4.75 $5.75 $6.61 $7.48

*Westchester/Rockland Co. residents who have a vehicle registered in one of these two counties.

Commercial Vehicle Toll Adjustment on Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

The NY E-ZPass rates for commercial vehicles on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge will increase by 30 percent in 2022, and more closely align with other major crossings in the New York metropolitan area. For example, the toll for a tractor trailer with 5 axles and a NY E-ZPass account will increase to $55.77 during peak hours in 2022, compared to $90 at the George Washington Bridge.

Even with the phased-in adjustment, the commercial toll rate on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in 2022 will still be 38 percent less than the toll rate on the George Washington Bridge.

Commercial Vehicle Toll Schedule – Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Class 5H  
NY E-ZPass PEAK NY E-ZPass OFF-PEAK Out-of-State E-ZPass Tolls by Mail
Current $42.90 $21.45 $49.34 $55.77
2022 $55.77 $27.89 $64.14 $72.51


Motorists are encouraged to sign up for E-ZPass. 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 Tag to a credit card or bank account. More information on the various payment methods can be found here

All drivers, regardless of residency, can sign up for a NY E-ZPass account at E-ZPass On-the-Go tags can be purchased at Thruway Service Areas system-wide, more than 800 locations across the state including participating grocery and convenience stores and government offices, DMV offices, and AAA retail stores.  

More information about the toll adjustment can be found on the Thruway Authority’s website.


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