MTA Cops Seize Vehicles of 21 Toll Scofflaws

By Hamodia Staff

Vehicles of persistent toll violator vehicles interdicted the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on Wednesday. (Marc A. Hermann/MTA)

BROOKLYN — Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels officers stopped and towed the vehicles of 21 alleged persistent toll violators on Wednesday, including 17 on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, marking a record for one day at a single facility. 

The MTA says the scofflaws accounted for over $400,000 in unpaid tolls and fees, including one driver who owed $57,000. Officers also issued 28 summonses during their targeted enforcement detail. 

“Our agency is committed to the collection and protection of our toll revenue, which is reinvested in our facilities and helps support MTA mass transit,” said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Daniel F. DeCrescenzo Jr. “Drivers who do not pay their tolls may be subject to registration suspension and loss of their vehicle.” 

Bridge and Tunnel Officers’ vehicles are equipped with specialized license plate readers that can identify motorists who are operating vehicles with a suspended registration due to unpaid tolls. 

Last year, Bridges and Tunnels remanded 1,784 vehicles for unpaid tolls. 

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