MTA Bridges Go Cashless in New York City

Cold hard cash is becoming a relic of the past for navigating the nation's transportation system.
October 3, 2017, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has removed the last of its toll booths on New York City-area crossings. 

"Cashless tolling will be in place at the last two New York City-area crossings that don’t have them — the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge and the Throgs Neck Bridge," reports Kristan Conley.

State officials are pushing the benefit of cashless tolling. Governor Andrew Cuomo, for instance, released a statement about the congestion-easing effect of cashless tolling. Additionally, "[s]tate officials estimate that cashless tolling has already saved motorists more than 2.1 million hours of travel time, more than 970,000 gallons of fuel (roughly $2.4 million worth) and 19 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions since January," according to Conley.

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Published on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in New York Post
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