Good Question Follow Up: Thruway toll hike takes effect Friday

Brennan Somers
Created: January 01, 2021 07:39 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— Here's a follow up to a previous Good Question, and it has to do with the thruway.

If you don't have an E-ZPass, you'll pay more to use the thruway in New York State, starting Friday.

The thruway authority approved a 30% rate increase following the statewide conversion to cashless tolling late last year. Along with the rate hike, there will be a $2  administrative fee per billing statement if the state has to send you a bill through the mail.

Again - this starts Friday, and it only applies to drivers without an E-ZPass.

However, out of state tag holders have to pay 15% more.

If you have an E-ZPass, you do not have to worry about the increase.

You can view some previous GQ's on the thruway below.

Good Question: Does cashless tolling change billing for drivers?

Good Question Follow-Up: Why are EZPass transactions delayed?

Good Question: Who collects unpaid Thruway tolls?

Good Question: Are the new toll readers tracking your speed?


Watch previous Good Question segments here. If you have a question you'd like answered, email

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