Thanksgiving is a week away and AAA estimates 41 million drivers will hit the road for the holiday. Many with E-ZPass will face a discount deception once they cross state lines.
Drivers with E-ZPass can get a discount on tolls, but it’s not as easy as one might think.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and other agencies were cautioning the public Tuesday night about a phishing scam disguised to be a warning about unpaid tolls.
An officer observed the front license plate on Eric Bonhommer’s truck swing up behind the bumper as the vehicle passed through the toll plaza on Thursday, police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
State Sen. Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis are leading the effort to reduce the $15 toll for frequent bridge users from Brooklyn. The toll for E-ZPass tagholders is $10.66 per trip.
This follows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal earlier this month for Staten Island residents to pay reduced tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on Staten Island Thursday afternoon to announce the new effective cost of the toll will drop to $5.50 for Staten Island residents in non-commercial vehicles.
Thieves are targeting E-ZPass customers in a new scam that may impact thousands of drivers.
Effective Sunday, motorists were paying more to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the use of bridges and tunnels from New Jersey into New York City.
A New Jersey driver, known on the Internet as Puking Monkey, discovered his E-ZPass was being used to track to his car even when he was nowhere near a toll booth.
South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane that the current scheme to throw a system of E-ZPass gear in a steel gantry over the Westchester bound lanes at Exit 10 on I-287 is unacceptable.
Federal prosecutors charged Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. of Brooklyn with three counts of mail fraud Monday.
As of 2 a.m. Sunday, new MTA fare hikes are in effect on all bridges and tunnels.
The bill under discussion Monday in the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee would place tolls at Connecticut’s borders and proponents see tolls as the only way to raise money for badly needed road and bridge repairs.
For those without E-ZPass, a picture of the license plate will be snapped and the car’s owner will be mailed a bill for the toll.