Cashless tolls at Grand Island bridges lead to $1,300 bill


A mother from Buffalo called for action after she got an unexpected bill.

Ashanti Brown is the latest person to complain about the new cashless tolling systems on the Grand Island bridges.

Brown drives to church in Niagara Falls every Sunday. That added up to $47 in tolls.

She says she was late on her payments because her bill was mailed to an old address. That left her with only two options to avoid paying a $1,300 bill.

“Basically, the only way to get rid of those fees was to get an E-ZPass or write a letter of dismissal or something like that, which I don’t really have time for because I work and you know, have little babies, so the only option was to purchase the E-ZPPass and to pay the past due of $47,” Brown said.

Brown’s new E-ZPass account is linked to a credit card, and takes money out whenever she goes through a toll plaza.

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