E-ZPass Discount On The Way For NY/NJ Commuters

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting next month it’s going to be a lot cheaper for Staten Island and New Jersey E-ZPass commuters who frequently use the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and Outerbridge Crossing.

Beginning Feb. 1, E-ZPass users with non-commercial plates who enroll in the plan will pay $47.50 for 10 trips in a 30-day period. That’s $4.75 a trip for a 50 percent savings. The standard peak toll rate without the discount is $9.50.

Drivers who commute five times a week over the crossings can save nearly $1,200 a year on their E-ZPass rush hour tolls, and $1,800 a year off the cash tolls.

The plan was developed at the request of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo following the August 2011 toll increase.

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(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Pete Grivas

    Ileft comments twice,becuse you left message stating “hat was posting comments to fast”error message . I think you are only interested in positive comments and wish to disregard my comment because it clearly states that you people are incorrect in stating that a 5 day commuter will save $1200.00 a year, when that is totally untrue. there is no save what so ever for the 5 day commuter as compared to the existing commuter program in [place right now
    You guys neede to re due your calculations.

  • kathy

    how about the people who have disabiilty parking permits…????do we get a discount if we live in brooklyn or manhattan etc???

  • Kunal R SHah

    Does it Involve a GW bridge too..???

  • Robert Moses

    A discount for New Jersey drivers is great, but it’s unacceptable that Staten Islanders will also get to save money. Cities exist ONLY to accommodate and subsidize the suburbs, so it’s imperative that New York City residents NEVER be eligible for the discount.

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