Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Excluded as New York State Thruway Authority Implements Toll Rate Increase for Infrastructure Upgrades and Maintenance

The New York State Thruway Authority has put into effect a toll rate increase across the state, excluding the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, to fund critical infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. The Authority’s board of directors approved two consecutive 5% toll hikes, with the first taking effect on January 1, 2024, and the second on January 1, 2027.

These increases are necessary to cover modernization costs, ensure safety, and address rising maintenance expenses. E-ZPass users will see an incremental $0.50 increase per year at the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge until 2027, resulting in minimal changes for most drivers.

E-Z Pass holders will pay about half a cent more per mile, while non-E-Z Pass users will face a slightly higher increase of 3 1/2 cents per mile. Tolls by Mail and non-E-Z Pass users will see an increase of just under 3 cents per mile.

These adjustments translate to approximately 8 cents more for E-Z Pass holders traveling from Hudson to Canaan, 10 cents for Verona to Syracuse, and 11 cents for Geneva to Rochester.

The Thruway Authority’s differential rates for non-N.Y. E-ZPass and Tolls by Mail customers cover processing costs and encourage acquiring an N.Y. E-ZPass tag.

Last year, New York drivers contributed over $800 million in state Thruway tolls, underscoring the importance of these funds in maintaining the state’s extensive highway system.

To view the updated toll rates, click here.

 

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