NY Thruway to go cashless next month; 30% surcharge proposed for pay-by-mail with Public Hearings this week on surcharge

The state Thruway Authority is in the final weeks of its conversion to cashless tolling, and is projecting that its toll collectors will step out of their booths for the last time next month.

The Authority on Monday launched an information campaign to urge motorists who now pay cash to switch to E-ZPass toll payments. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday it will hold public hearings on a 30% toll surcharge to be imposed on motorists who opt instead to be billed by mail.