As reported on GreaterLakewood, The toll on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge went up from $17 to $19. Tolls on the Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, Robert F. Kennedy bridges and the Hugh Carey and Queens-Midtown Tunnels increase from $8.50 to $9.50 for tolls paid by mail.
The rate for E-ZPass holders is $12.24. The $19 dollar rate is when you pay in the mail – since they have ‘cashless tolls’.
Important to note: this E-ZPass discount is ONLY for NY E-ZPass holders. NJ ones, still pay the full fare of $19. (The NJ pass provides some discounts on the NJ Turnpike – which the NY doesn’t).
You can take a quick look at your E-ZPass tag and see if it’s from NY or NJ, if it is NJ, it may be time to reconsider.
This is not new, but GreaterLakewood learned that many people were unaware of this and with the new rate increase, it really adds up.