First thruway toll increases in a decade will take effect in the new year

Western New York

(WIVB) — One month from now the first thruway toll increases in a decade take effect, but you’ll pay even more unless you enroll in E-ZPass.

Today the Thruway Board of Directors approved a toll adjustment which they say will pay the costs of converting to cashless tolling.

NY E-ZPass customers in western New York will not be impacted. Drivers who do not have E-ZPass would pay 30 percent more than the E-ZPass rate, with an additional $2 surcharge per billing statement.

Customers at the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will see a change in their E-ZPass rate.

Drivers who receive a bill in the “tolls by mail” program will pay $2 to receive each bill.

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