Cashless tolls to start on March 29th

Posted at 1:40 PM, Mar 14, 2018

Cashless tolling at the Grand Island Toll Plaza will begin March 29th, announced Governor Cuomo.

So on your March 30th morning commute, you won't have to wait in line, or hold up the line searching for spare change -- Grand Island toll booths will no longer accept cash payment.

Drivers with E-Z Passes will automatically be charged, while drivers without passes will receive a bill in the mail within 30 days. The bill will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

The cash toll will remain $1, and New York pass holders will still get their five percent discount.

According to the Governor's Office, nearly 65,000 drivers who travel through Grand Island will "benefit from improved traffic flow and reduced congestion."

In August 2017, crews installed cameras and sensors called "gantries" on the Niagara Thruway that will read E-Z Pass tags and take photos of license plates.

Existing toll booths will be removed in phases.

The plan is to have cashless tolls on the NYS Thruway by 2020.

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