New MTA Fares and Tolls to Take Effect on December 30


verrazano-bridge-toll-boothsTolls on MTA’s seven bridges and two tunnels will go up at 2 AM on Thurs., Dec. 30th , increasing to $6.50 at most crossings for cash customers and increasing 23-cents to $4.80 at most crossings for E-ZPass customers.The difference between the cash and E-ZPass tolls encourages the use of E-ZPass, which is good for customers, is good for the environment and helps keep traffic moving. Approximately 75 percent of all customers currently use E-ZPass at MTA crossings.

Customers looking for the best value can open an account with the New York E-ZPass Customer Service Center by calling 1-800 333-TOLL or visiting the website at Anyone can open an account with the New York E-ZPass Customer Service Center (NYCSC).

With a NYCSC tag, the difference between cash and E-ZPass tolls ranges from $1.45 to $1.80 depending on the crossing.  The toll changes will be displayed on electronic message signs at MTA toll plazas. Customers can also request toll rate cards at cash booths.

In addition to the changes in crossing charges, beginning Dec. 30th tokens will no longer be accepted at the Henry Hudson toll plaza. The number of customers who still use tokens at the Henry Hudson averages about 100 a month. Token refund kits can be requested by going to and clicking on the “contact us” section.

MTA Bridge and Tunnel crossings include the Throgs Neck, Bronx–Whitestone, Henry Hudson, Verrazano–Narrows, Robert F. Kennedy, Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and Marine Parkway–Gil Hodges Bridges, as well as the Queens Midtown and Brooklyn–Battery Tunnels.