Port Authority recovers more than $25M from toll evaders in 2023
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it recovered more than $25 million from toll evaders in 2023. The agency says this was $4 million more than it collected in 2022.
Port Authority officials say they credit the increase to improved toll enforcement and plate reader systems.
“Evading tolls or obstructing license plates is illegal – and robs our facilities of the resources needed to keep them running safely and efficiently,” Port Authority executive director Rick Cotton wrote in a statement. “It is both unfair and illegal for toll cheats to try to dodge their share of the cost of maintaining the safety of our bridges and tunnels, and we are committed to thwarting this criminal behavior.”
Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed two new laws to crack down on toll cheaters in New Jersey.