NYS Thruway Authority moves forward with cashless tolling
By AAA of Western and Central New York
Cashless tolling on the Thruway will be systemwide by the end of 2020, according to the latest reports from Gov. Cuomo’s office. With some 267 million motorists traveling the thruway each year, AAA Western and Central New York supports this move toward a more efficient tolling system.
AAA believes a high-speed electronic toll collection system will minimize traffic congestion, increase safety, and speed traffic flow.
Where such systems are in place, AAA believes motorists’ right to privacy should be protected.
AAA supports traffic management strategies such as expedited passage through tolls that provide commuting advantages.
At AAA Travel & Insurance Centers, E-ZPass tags are sold for $24 and come pre-loaded with $25 on the account.
Drivers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the most convenient and cost-effective way to travel New York's roadways, bridges and tunnels by signing up for E-ZPass.
With a New York E-ZPass tag, drivers save on tolls across the state, including a 5% discount along the entire 570-mile New York State Thruway.
Vehicles without E-ZPass tags will have their license plate image captured and a toll bill mailed to the registered owner.
AAA WCNY also believes that, when it comes to travel and tourism, car rental companies should clearly disclose to customers their policies and procedures regarding the use of cashless tolling facilities and the use of electronic toll transponders. Any administrative fees or surcharges should be fair and transparent.
Thank you to our elected officials and community leaders who supported the cashless tolling initiative.