MTA Bridges Go Cashless in New York City
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.