Cashless tolls coming to Hudson River crossings in NJ

They say stopping at tolls is becoming a thing of the past, and they’ve already seen the benefits of cashless tolls, such as in Weehawken.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2022, 11:25 PM

Updated 493 days ago

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Cashless tolls are coming to all Hudson River crossings in the state, Port Authority says.
They say stopping at tolls is becoming a thing of the past, and they’ve already seen the benefits of cashless tolls, such as in Weehawken.
The cashless toll system is already in operation at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel and the Goethals Bridge, as well as the two other crossings into Staten Island. The Port Authority added its has data that shows the methods works. At those Staten Island crossings, car accidents due to stop-and-go traffic were slashed by 70%.
"This upgrade is a win-win for all drivers who use our crossings by cutting precious minutes from daily commutes, by reducing vehicle accidents in toll lanes, and by decreasing emissions from vehicles waiting in line to pay cash at toll booths,” said Port Authority executive Director Rick Cotton.
The Port Authority expects that in total, drivers will save 1.3 million gallons of gas per year and reduce 11,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Commuters who still don't want to get an E-ZPass tag can still get into the tunnel but should be prepared to get a bill for that toll in mail at home.


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