NY Thruway bridge tolls amnesty program collects $1M-plus
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Thruway Authority says it collected more than $1 million in unpaid tolls from its recent amnesty program for motorist who owed tolls for using the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
The agency’s five-week amnesty program was launched for tolls-by-mail customers who had cashless tolling violations after traveling on the former Tappan Zee Bridge linking Westchester and Rockland counties.
Thruway officials the total number of violations that were resolved during the program topped 280,000. The agency says it processed nearly 67,000 payments online, by phone and by mail, with more than $1.4 million collected.
The state is working toward transitioning the entire 570-mile Thruway system to cashless tolling by the end of 2020. Thruway officials are encouraging all New Yorkers to sign up for E-ZPass.