NJ Turnpike Authority Changing Toll System On Garden State Parkway

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Toll cheats on the Garden State Parkway no longer can just grab an envelope.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has decided to end the system that allowed motorists who didn’t have enough change to take envelopes and mail the payment.

The envelope system will end on Oct. 17 and cameras will be activated at parkway toll plazas.

Turnpike Authority spokesman Thomas Feeney told The Record newspaper toll violators will be photographed and sent a notice to pay the toll as well as a $50 administrative fee.

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  • Meme Meyagi

    .there are 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa, what is being done about it?

  • bullett

    The better solution to the Parkway, raise the gas tax and tear down the tolls.

  • Don Juan

    The envelope system is fine in a society with trust and honor. Unfortunately, those characteristics are now part of a bygone era — just like the envelopes.

  • Mike

    its about time. drive on the road pay the toll

    • JB

      The difficulty is on many exits at night there is no toll collector to make change so unless you have easypass you need a lot of change. Either staff the exits fulltime or pay tolls on the road and all exits are free except immeadiately before a toll plaza to avoid traffic trying to bypass the tolls.
      The enevelope idea was a questionable solution for years

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