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
Cash will no longer be accepted on Rockaway bridges when the tolls transition to E-ZPass-only charges next month.
Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday that the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge in Queens will begin cashless tolling April 30.
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.
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 will be eligible to redeem their tokens 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.