New York City

Put Your Wallet Away: Rockaway Bridges Begin Cashless Tolls Sunday

What to Know

  • The Rockaway bridges are joining other cashless tunnels and bridges in NYC next month
  • The MTA launched cashless tolling at the Henry Hudson Bridge and Queens Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery tunnels over the last few months
  • The RFK, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone brides will go cashless later this year

Beginning Sunday, cash will no longer be accepted on Rockaway bridges.

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge in Queens begin cashless tolling on Sunday. All tolls will be paid by E-ZPass. 

Sensors suspended over the highway will read E-ZPass tags and take license plate images. Vehicles with E-ZPass tags will be automatically charged and vehicles without E-ZPass have their license plate recorded with a bill mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the cashless tolling will reduce congestion and improve travel time at the crossings before summer travel season begins.

Residents with leftover bridge tokens can redeem them for a refund.

In December, the MTA unveiled cashless tolling at the Henry Hudson Bridge. The Brooklyn-Battery and Queens Midtown tunnels followed suit in January. 

The RFK and Verrazano-Narrows bridges will be ready by the summer. Fall should see the completion of the Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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