Cuomo: Cashless tolling set at more Thruway toll barriers

Authority: no timetable for Lackawanna or Williamsville yet

Tom Puckett
June 12, 2018 - 3:28 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) — New York state officials say cashless tolling will begin by the end of this year at the Thruway Authority's toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Matthew Driscoll made the announcement Tuesday during the agency's board of directors meeting in Albany.

Cuomo announced earlier this year that the entire 570-mile Thruway system will be converted to cashless tolling by the end of 2020. That includes Lackawanna and Williamsville, but a spokesman says there's no specific dates on those barriers. 

Cashless tolling was first introduced in 2016 at the Tappan Zee Bridge, later renamed the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. It was followed earlier this year by the Grand Island Bridge (pictured above).

Cashless tolling systems will be installed by the end of 2018 at the Harriman, Yonkers, New Rochelle and Spring Valley toll barriers.

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