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Proposed plan would increase tolls on NYS Thruway by 30 percent for those who don't use E-Z Pass

If approved, the plan would go into effect on January 1st, 2021
Posted at 3:17 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 03:17:35-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — The New York State Thruway Authority wants to hear your thoughts, regarding a proposed plan which would increase tolls on the Thruway by 30 percent for those who don't use E-Z Pass.

The Thruway Authority is holding three public hearings beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, discussing this proposal and other changes that support the statewide conversion to cashless tolling.

This proposal would not impact those who use E-Z Pass anywhere in the state with the exception of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in the Westchester-area.

If approved, this proposal would go into effect on January 1st, 2021.

You can read more about the proposal here.

Here's when the public hearings will take place

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

In order to pre-register for the meetings call (518) 471-5300 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or email

Thruway Authority staff will assign your speaking times and will try to accommodate specific requests.

Please provide your name, phone number and valid email address when registering.

You can participate in the public hearings by clicking here.