Thruway Authority approves 30% toll hike for drivers without E-ZPass

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Thruway Authority has unanimously approved a 30% rate hike for drivers not using an E-ZPass.

The increase is set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

There will also be a $2 administrative surcharge per billing statement for Tolls by Mail statements.

Toll rates for E-ZPass customers on the rest of the system will remain the same.

The hike has drawn criticism, with one state senator describing it as “discriminatory.”

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