Bridge Connecting New Jersey, Staten Island To Go Cashless

The “Outerbridge”, as it is often known, connects Perth Amboy, New Jersey, with Staten Island, New York.

Another major bridge in the New York City area is going cashless.

The electronic tolling system will debut at the Outerbridge Crossing connecting Staten Island with Perth Amboy, New Jersey next Wednesday.

The Bayonne Bridge went cashless in 2017, and the Goethals Bridge connecting Elizabeth, New Jersey and Staten Island is scheduled to go cashless this fall.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it will close the eastbound lanes of the Outerbridge overnight next Monday and Tuesday to prepare.

Officials say cashless tolls at the Goethals and Outerbridge crossings will save motorists approximately 200,000 hours a year in travel time, decrease accidents and reduce emissions from idling traffic.