How to Get Amnesty on Unpaid NYS Thruway Authority Tolls
Do you owe New York State money from unpaid tolls? Did you go across the Old Tappan Zee Bridge or the New Tappan Zee Bridge (aka Governor Mario M Cuomo Bridge) after the cashless toll collecting went into effect?
If you did and you do not have an E-Z Pass, you may have received a bill from New York saying, "Hi, How ya doin'? You owe us money and btw, we tacked on a few extra dollars for penalties."
The New York State Thruway Authority has started what they are calling their amnesty program where you can pay the tolls that you owe, minus all of the fees. The program runs January 22 through February 26. You can access the payment site here. thruway.ny.gov/amnesty, but keep in mind that the site won't be up until 1/22/18.
*Traveling on the New York State Thruway? Cashless tolls are now the "thing" what happens if you don't have an E-Z Pass? Will the world end? No, pretty sure we can go out on a limb and say that, but it could cause you a few headaches when you get that bill in the mail 6-months later.
*Updated 4/9/2021. If you have an E-Z Pass and you use it to cross one of the 5 bridges in the New York State Bridge Authority, Bear Mountain, Rip Van Winkle, Newburgh-Beacon, Mid-Hudson or the Kingston Rhinecliff, you will be paying more on May 1, 2021. Yes, it will still be less than the Non-E-Z Pass rate, but it is going up. Click here to find out more information and exactly how much more your bill will be.