A cashless tolling system for the New York State Thruway will begin on Saturday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an interview with Spectrum News.
Workers will put the finishing touches on the new system Friday night, with drivers noticing the change the next day.
The system has been long in the works and is designed to speed up traffic at what will soon be former toll barriers along the Thruway.
“You’ll have a faster commute,” Cuomo said in the interview. “It actually increases the speed of the commute by 25%.”
Cuomo encouraged drivers to set up E-Z Pass accounts. Motorists who do not have E-Z Pass will have a picture taken of their license plate, and drivers are later sent a bill for the toll in the mail.