BUFFALO, N.Y. — The New York State Thruway (NYSTA) announced Thursday a deal with the Province of Ontario to collect money from Canadian drivers who go through cashless tolls on the New York State Thruway.

Ontario has agreed to allow the NYSTA to access addresses of Ontario residents to send a bill in the mail after they travel through a cashless toll on the Thruway. 

Canadian drivers with E-Z Pass are already billed through their account.   Drivers can also submit payment online via the Tolls by Mail website, or over the phone by calling the Tolls by Mail Customer Service Center at 1-844-826-8400.

“The Thruway in Western New York is a gateway for Canadians and New York motorists who frequently travel between our two countries,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “We thank the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for their cooperation in establishing this important agreement. Ontario motorists who travel over the Grand Island Bridges have numerous options to pay their tolls and this agreement enables all drivers who travel through a cashless tolling facility on the Thruway to receive a bill in the mail.”

The agreement is effective beginning October 25, 2019.

Currently, the Grand Island Bridge, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and the fixed-price toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley are cashless tolling facilities. 

The rest of the Thruway will convert to cashless tolling by the end of 2020. 

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