New York: Drivers will pay higher tolls on new Mario M. Cuomo bridge

Motorists driving over the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be slapped with a toll hike come 2021, state officials announced Thursday.

The state Thruway Authority approved its first toll increase since 2010 for the new Mario M. Cuomo bridge to help pay for the $4 billion span over the Hudson River connecting Westchester and Rockland counties, north of New York City.

“So with most spans of the bridge open and system-wide implementation of cashless tolling in 2022, now is the time to begin consideration of an adjustment process,” said Matt Howard, the TA’s chief financial officer during the board of directors meeting in Albany.