Cashless Tolling to Begin Soon at More Thruway Booths

ALBANY (AP) -

Cashless tolling will begin by the end of this year at the Thruway Authority’s toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley, Thruway executive director Matthew Driscoll announced Tuesday during a board of directors meeting.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said earlier this year that the entire 570-mile Thruway system will be converted to cashless tolling by the end of 2020.

Cashless tolling was first introduced in 2016 at the Tappan Zee Bridge, followed earlier this year by the Grand Island Bridge near Buffalo.

Cashless tolling systems will be installed by the end of 2018 at the Harriman, Yonkers, New Rochelle and Spring Valley toll barriers.