Cashless Tolls

The Grand Island Toll Plaza on the 190-N. March 28, 2018. Cashless tolling will begin on March 30 during the overnight hours (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cash toll collection will resume along the New York State Thruway's ticketed system Wednesday night at 11:59pm. The Thruway Authority suspended cash tolls on March 22 due to the Covid pandemic. It was not a free pass for those drivers. For customers who traveled the Thruway...
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The cashless toll gantry beyond the South Grand Island Bridge on the 190-N (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 12, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Thruway Authority's Executive Director said that New Yorkers should expect the expansion of cashless tolling to be statewide by the end of this year.
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
October 24, 2019 - 2:20 pm
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) The New York State Thruway Authority today announced an agreement with the Province of Ontario to access the addresses of Ontario residents to send a bill in the mail after they travel through a cashless tolling facility on the Thruway. The agreement with the Ontario...
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Tom Puckett
May 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) An activist pushing for cashless tolls says there's significant progress in a more seamless ride into Grand Island. But what could be next? It's on to phase three along the bridge says activist Brian Michel. "Toll barriers are physically gone from the north and south bridges...
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Dave Debo
January 16, 2018 - 6:25 am
(WBEN) In his State of the State message earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Santa Claus skipped New York State this year. Later today, he is expected to unveil a budget proposal that deals with a $4 Billion deficit, reforms state taxes in light of federal changes, and is expected to...
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Photo via Congressman Higgins
Mike Baggerman
August 29, 2017 - 3:00 am
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) – Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa was one of several voices which called for the removal of the Williamsville toll booth plazas on Monday after Governor Cuomo last week announced that the toll booths to the Grand Island Bridge would become cashless by next...
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Photo via Congressman Higgins
Mike Baggerman
August 28, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - There's a renewed effort calling for the removal of the toll booth plazas along I-90 at Williamsville and Lackawanna following Governor Cuomo's announcement last week that the Grand Island tolls booths would be replaced with cashless toll in early-2018. Monday's call by...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 23, 2017 - 3:00 am
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tuesday's announcement that the Grand Island Toll Booths will become cashless by next March was a celebratory moment for local advocates who pressed the state government to remove the booths. Brian Michel, a community advocate, began fighting to remove the toll booths...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 22, 2017 - 2:53 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - For years, residents who commute through Grand Island have complained about long waits at the Grand Island toll booths, especially during the morning and evening commute. WATCH: The Grand Island Tolls to Become Cashless On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 11, 2017 - 3:05 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local leaders gathered just outside the Grand Island Bridge on Thursday afternoon in a joint push for cashless tolls at the bridge. “Of the 18 toll bridges exclusively in New York State, six currently utilize cashless tolls,” Congressman Brian Higgins said. “...
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