Toll booths become NY state history this weekend

Emily DeVito & WNYT Staff
Created: November 13, 2020 02:50 PM

Paying for tolls at a tollbooth will be a thing of the past in New York state starting this weekend.

The $355 million transformation to cashless tolling has been years in the making.


Signs were set to go up at 8 p.m. Friday, with the official switch happening at midnight.

The tolling structure will not change and drivers will continue to be tolled by distance and exits traveled.

The state has put up gantries along the Thruway that have high-tech cameras. They will collect E-ZPass data for customers. Those without E-ZPass get pictures taken of their license plate and sent a bill in the mail.

Learn about what will happen now to the toll collectors by watching the video of Emily DeVito's story.

MORE INFORMATION: Cashless Tolling Project | Tolls NY

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