Thruway tolls to increase for drivers without E-ZPass

Thruway tolls to increase for drivers without E-ZPass
New York state Thruway tolls (Source: Associated Press)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Tolls will increase starting January 1 for drivers on the New York Thruway who do not have an E-ZPass.

The State Thruway Authority voted Tuesday to raise tolls by 30 percent for drivers without an E-ZPass.

The Thruway eliminated cash tolls in November. That means drivers without an E-ZPass are sent a bill by mail.

Starting in 2021, anyone billed by mail will also be charged a $2 administrative fee each time they are billed.

The State Thruway Authority says this is the first time in 10 years that tolls on the Thruway have been raised.

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