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A Brief Chronological History of Selected
Toll Rates for the NYS Bridge Authority

The following information was prepared prior to the approval for the new toll structure in January of 2012 and is maintained here for informational purposes.

Toll Schedule
The New York State Bridge Authority now offers a discount for using E-ZPass.

It’s that simple – get
and save money!

Vehicle Description


Class 1  (Cars, Pick-ups & Motorcycles)
2 axles, up to 4 tires



Commuter Plan
(Passenger vehicles only, minimum of 17 trips each month)



Class 2
2 axles, more than 4 tires



Commercial Vehicles



3 axles



4 axles



5 axles



6 axles






Extra axle (w/class 1)



Extra axle (w/classes 2-6)



For more information on how to get please visit or call 1-800-333-TOLL

In order to properly maintain its bridges in a safe and cost-effective manner, the New York State Bridge Authority must raise tolls at its five Hudson River crossings for the first time since 2000.  The new toll structure will primarily go to finance the re-decking of the south span of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, the Authority’s major revenue source.  The $81 million project will begin in 2013 and provide local jobs for three years.

The additional toll revenue used to maintain the Authority’s bridges will stay entirely within the Mid-Hudson Region-funding work on the Bear Mountain, Newburgh-Beacon, Mid-Hudson, Kingston-Rhinecliff, Rip Van Winkle and Walkway Over the Hudson bridges.

The proposed increase for passenger cars, to $1.25 for EZPass and to $1.50 for cash, would take effect on January 30th, after a public hearing and after the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation approves the plan.

The Authority is responsible for providing reliable, safe and convenient access across the Hudson River to all lawful traffic within the framework of a sound long-term financial policy.  To that end, the Authority will maintain a vigorous, integrated program of inspection, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation to ensure the structural integrity of its facilities and the safety of its patrons. The Authority bridges are funded by tolls and no state or federal tax dollars. 

Toll Public Service Announcement

A Plan for a New Century of Service
Statement of Need for Proposed Action
Statement of Revenues and Expenses
Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Reserves
Schedule of Bonds and Notes Outstanding
Traffic Consultant Forecast of Revenues and Expenses 2011-2016
Statement of Estimated Capital Needs
Proposed Toll Schedule
The Proposed Rule
20-Year Capital Needs Projection
Consulting Engineer's Report on Physical Condition of Bridges
2010 Audited Financial Statements
History of Bridge Authority Tolls
Environmental Assessment Form
Coastal Assessment Form
General Revenue Bond Resolution
First Supplemental Bond Resolution, 1997
Second Supplemental Bond Resolution, 2002
*This information is available to view at each of our bridge facilities.

2011 Auditors Report

Submit Comments or questions regarding the revision to the toll structure

Frequently Asked Questions – Answers to frequently asked questions about the New York State Bridge Authority and the revision to the toll structure

Public Hearing Webcast

Official Public Hearing Notice 

Public Hearing
December 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel Palm Court Room
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3118

For more information please call our main office at (845) 691-7245


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