Cuomo: Cashless Tolls Coming To All Of The Hudson Valley
Governor Andrew Cuomo said that cashless tolls will be coming to parts of the Hudson Valley by the end of the year.
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced via press release that cashless tolls will be coming to the lower Hudson Valley. Cuomo cited that the switch to cashless tolls will improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and decrease commute times.
Cuomo said that by the end of 2018, the I-87 toll in Harriman, I-87 toll in Yonkers, I-95 toll in New Rochelle, and the I-87 toll in Spring Valley will all become cashless. The press release states that these 4 toll stops in the Hudson Valley account for 22% of the traffic on the New York Thruway system. By going cashless at these locations, it is expected to save commuters 200 minutes of time annually.
The first cashless toll in New York is at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, formerly Tappan Zee Bridge. Cuomo said in the press release that New York State will convert to entirely cashless tolls by the end of 2020.
Cashless tolls bill non-E-Zpass users by mail. E-Zpass users are still billed through their E-Zpass.