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Welcome to MTA Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels (B&T) was created in 1933 by Robert Moses. It now serves more than 868,000 vehicles each weekday — over 310 million vehicles each year — and carries more traffic than any other bridge and tunnel authority in the nation. Surplus revenues from the authority's tolls help support MTA public transit services.

B&T’s bridges are the Robert F. KennedyThrogs NeckVerrazano-NarrowsBronx-WhitestoneHenry HudsonMarine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial, and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial; its tunnels are the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and Queens Midtown. These are all within New York City, and they all accept payment by E-ZPass, an electronic toll collection system that moves traffic through B&T toll plazas faster and more efficiently. As of April 2017, eighty-nine percent of the vehicles that use MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings on weekdays use E-ZPass.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is a cofounder of the E-ZPass Interagency Group, which has implemented seamless toll collection in 16 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.

B&T is implementing cashless tolling in 2017. Drivers will now no longer have to stop to pay tolls. No cash will be accepted at B&T toll plazas and customers can pay a discounted toll with E-ZPass or receive an undiscounted bill in the mail.  Go here to get more information about cashless tolling, and here to sign up for 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

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

 

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