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Welcome to MTA Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels (B&T) serves more than 868,000 vehicles each weekday — over 310 million vehicles each year — and carries the most traffic of any bridge and tunnel authority in the nation. Surplus revenues from the authority's tolls help support MTA public transit services.

B&T’s seven  bridges are the  Robert F. KennedyThrogs NeckVerrazzano-NarrowsBronx-WhitestoneHenry HudsonMarine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial, and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridges. Its two tunnels are the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and Queens Midtown Tunnel. All B&T crossings are within New York City.

As of October 2017, B&T crossings operate with gantry-based,  all-electronic Cashless Tolling systems. Customers now pay a discounted toll with E-ZPass® from the New York Customer Service Center  or, for vehicles without E-ZPass tags, license plate images are matched with information from the applicable Department of Motor Vehicles to send toll bills to registered owners. Cash is no longer accepted. Cashless Tolling enables B&T facilities to process traffic flows more rapidly, safely, and efficiently. By reducing idling time, cashless tolling also reduces carbon emissions and fuel consumption. As of December 2017, more than 95 percent of B&T’s weekday customers use E-ZPass.

MTA B&T is a cofounder of the E-ZPass Interagency Group, which has implemented integrated toll collection in 17 states, including New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia. A single E-ZPass account can be used to pay tolls for any of the member agencies of this group.

Get more information about cashless tolling and E-ZPass.

Bridges and Tunnels at a Glance*

2017 Operating Budget

$576.7 million

Support to Mass Transit

$1.126 billion

Average Weekday Vehicles

868,000

Bridges

7

Tunnels

2

Employees

1,589

*(Source: Operating budget data as of February 2017; Support to Mass Transit and other statistical data as of December 31, 2016)

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