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Say goodbye to toll gates in NYC and hello to more tickets!

New York City Toll gates at bridges and tunnels will soon be a thing of the past as a cashless system is rolled out, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday December 21, 2016. Beginning in January the new system will be featured at the Queens-Midtown and Hugh Carey tunnels, and then throughout the year at the Rockaway, RFK, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges.

 

The system will collect money from drivers using E-ZPass, and will send a bill to the registered owner of the vehicle to those without E-ZPass within 30 days of the toll passing. They will have 30 days to pay. Toll collectors will be reassigned to work with state police in enforcing the ticketing.

This new initiative means that YOU must (1) ensure that your vehicle is properly registered to your home; (2) that you routinely check your mail; and (3) that you timely pay your tolls.

If your vehicle is not registered to your home, all you have to do is go on the NYS DMV’s web site, create an account, and update your registration information. The DMV will mail to you new registration cards and stickers.