Toll Violation Fees waived thru February 2018

Two cashless tolling gantries near Exit 10 in South Nyack went live April 2016/NNYB

Starting Monday, Tolls by Mail customers who have open violations between April 24, 2016, and January 31, 2018, will be able to pay their outstanding toll balances with no accrued fees once the tolls are paid.

Eligible motorists will receive letters from the Thruway Authority in early February indicating their balances and how to pay them/have their fees waived using a new dedicated webpage.

Inputting their license plate, state and zip code will bring up any open violations and costs. Fees will be waived if payment is received by February 26, 2018, either by credit card or mail-in coupon with a check or money order to the Thruway Authority.

Anyone who was referred to a collection agency or who had his/her registration suspended can pay by the due date to have the fees waived.

This applies to motorists who paid their toll bill in full and have unpaid violations or fees, those on payment plans and whose registration was suspended or who were referred to the Department of Motor Vehicles for suspension.

Motorists with E-ZPass® violations or other violations unrelated to the new bridge are not eligible.

For the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge, if the first toll bill is not paid by the customer, a $5 late fee will be imposed on the second notice. If a second notice is also ignored, violation fees of $100 per toll will be imposed.

The Thruway Authority aims to educate motorists about cashless tolling on the new bridge that includes:

New roadway signage: the 10 signs leading up to the bridge remind motorists of the toll and/or to call **826 to find out more information on how to pay if you don’t have E-ZPass®.

Updating the Thruway App and websites to direct users to update their address with DMV and enhancing the sections about paying tolls and avoiding fees and penalties. Toll By Mail bills are mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. State law requires individuals to update their addresses within 10 days of moving.

Motorists can get E-ZPass® On-the-Go at one of about 780 retailers across the state. Register it February 1 through February 26 to receive a $10 account credit after 10 trips on the Thruway.

For more information, click here.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

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