The New York State Thruway Authority announced in December that approximately 250,000 qualified residents of Rockland and Westchester counties will have their E-ZPass tags automatically enrolled in the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Resident Discount Plan before new rates take effect on January 1, 2021. Those in the program will see their bridge toll remain at its current level – $4.75 per trip – through the end of 2022. Regular E-ZPass drivers will pay $5.25.
Meanwhile, Rockland and Westchester E-ZPass NY customers enrolled in the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Commuter Plan will pay $3.15 per trip starting Jan. 1 – or $1.60 less per trip than those in the resident discount plan. Intended for those who frequently cross the bridge, the commuter plan provides a 40% discount on 20 trips taken in 30 days. A minimum of 20 trips per month are required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, drivers will be charged for each trip not taken. Approximately 25,000 customers currently take advantage of the commuter plan.
Qualified residents who have an email listed on their E-ZPass NY account will receive an email before January 1, with details regarding the discount plan.
Source: The Hudson Independent