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With Grand Island bridge tolls going cashless, Kearns reminds drivers of E-ZPass option


Mon, Mar 26th 2018 09:45 am
E-ZPass tags encouraged
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is encouraging drivers to purchase E-ZPass tags, as the Grand Island Bridge toll stops will no longer accept cash.
Starting Thursday, March 29, drivers using the Grand Island Bridge will no longer be able to use cash for payment of the toll fee. As previously done, E-ZPass tags will automatically be scanned when crossing the bridge. However, non- E-ZPass drivers will have a photo of their license plate taken, and will be sent a bill for the toll fee within 30 days.
"I think it's a positive for the area that the Grand Island tolls will now be cashless," Kearns said. "This will save on both time for commuters but also lessen the environmental impact of cars waiting at the toll stops. With that said, it is important for drivers to be aware of this change. Purchasing an E-ZPass will save on the inconvenience of needing to remember to pay a bill nearly a month later. Not only does the E-ZPass save on time, drivers also save money using an E-ZPass tag."
E-ZPass tag holders receive a 5 percent discount at all toll stops along the New York State Thruway.
E-ZPass tags can be purchased for $25at the Erie County Clerk's Office downtown, or at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus.

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