CASH TOLL COLLECTION WILL TEMPORARILY BE RESTORED FOR NEXT 18 MONTHS AT LINCOLN TUNNEL AND UPPER LEVEL OF GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE
Toll Collectors to Return to GWB & Lincoln Tunnel While New, More Sophisticated All-Electronic Tolling Is Installed
Holland Tunnel Will Remain Cashless; New Tolling Technology to Come Online in Next 60 Days
Watch Time Lapse Video of Installation of New Electronic Tolling Gantries at Holland Tunnel Here
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that cash toll collection will be temporarily restored for the next 18 months at the Lincoln Tunnel and at the upper level of the George Washington Bridge beginning Monday, October 26.
Approximately 100 toll collectors will return to toll booths for approximately 18 months while construction continues to transition the Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge from older tolling systems to more sophisticated, modern, all-electronic tolling technology. To ensure the safety of the toll collectors at these crossings, all workspaces such as booth interiors and common areas will receive enhanced cleanings. Employees will receive PPE and disinfectants to use while in their booths.
Cash toll collection at the Lincoln Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge will cease permanently by mid-2022 when the construction and installation of new tolling technology is expected to be completed. At the Holland Tunnel, cash toll collection ceased on March 22, and the tunnel will remain cashless permanently as the installation of this modern technology will be completed in the next 60 days.
The Port Authority upgraded to an all-electronic tolling system, which uses overhead gantries in place of toll lanes and booths, at the Bayonne Bridge in February 2017, at the Outerbridge Crossing in April 2019, and at theGoethals Bridge in September 2019.
Any discount programs that require in-person administration by toll attendants, such as the carpool discount program, will be reinstated at the upper level of the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel while those toll booths are staffed. E-ZPass customers continue to benefit from various discounts by using E-ZPass tags registered in New York and New Jersey. Learn about these discounts here. For information on how to sign up for E-ZPass, click here.
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