Cashless tolling nears completion at all MTA Bridges and Tunnels in New York
The New York Government has revealed that installation of cashless tolling will be completed across all MTA Bridges and Tunnels by the end of this month.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is an associate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) that operates intrastate toll bridges and two tunnels in New York City. The final cashless tolling infrastructure will be installed at the Bronx-Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: "Open road, cashless tolling is critical to modernising our roadways, easing congestion, and reimagining our transportation system for the 21st century economy.
"Transitioning MTA bridges and tunnels to cashless tolling not only improves the safety of motorists, it reduces carbon emissions and helps further our efforts to provide a greener and more modern New York for all."
The installation of the new tolling system is intended to improve traffic flow, and reduce congestion and carbon emissions.
With the implementation of new tolling system, motorists are expected to save up to 21 hours of drive time every year.
MTA chairman Joseph Lhota said: "The accelerated schedule we undertook to bring cashless tolling to all of our facilities in 2017 underscores the MTA's commitment to meeting the standards set forth by governor Cuomo and the needs of a growing city.
"For our customers, not having to stop at toll booths will allow for a smoother, quicker, and more continuous commute across all of our crossings."