First of four annual increases
The tolls on bridges and tunnels operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are scheduled to increase on Sunday (April 11), followed on May 1 by fees to cross Hudson Valley bridges.
The E-ZPass rate for passenger vehicles on MTA bridges such as the Kennedy, Whitestone and Verrazzano will increase from $6.12 to $6.55 and the toll-by-mail rate from $9.50 to $10.17. There is also a new mid-range rate for drivers who have an E-ZPass account but don’t have the tag visible.
Tolls for passenger vehicles crossing the Bear Mountain, Newburgh-Beacon, Mid-Hudson, Kingston-Rhinecliff and Rip Van Winkle bridges will increase on May 1 from $1.35 to $1.45 for E-ZPass. The cash rate remains the same for 2021 at $1.75. The New York State Bridge Authority said the higher tolls, which will increase again in each of the next two years, will be earmarked for $243 million in capital improvements, including $90 million to re-deck the north span of the Newburgh-Beacon bridge.