BUFFALO, N.Y. — Be prepared to pay more at the tolls.
The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors has approved a toll hike to support the state's conversion to cashless system.
The toll increases go into effect on January 1, 2021. Current New York E-ZPass customers throughout the rest of the state will not see an impact, officials say
“This is a modest toll adjustment balancing the needs for continued investment in our system while keeping tolls affordable for our motorists,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “We have not had a toll adjustment in 10 years and as we enter into a new era of modern transportation on the Thruway, it’s the right time both operationally and financially for this adjustment to occur.”
Cashless tolls on the New York State Thruway's ticketed system was officially activated November 12.
The state says cash will no longer be accepted as a form of payment at toll booths, and printed toll tickets will not be handed out, and urge all New Yorkers to get an E-ZPass.
For more information on the toll increases, or E-ZPass click here.