BRIDGE RELIEF

Solution

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll relief has now been completed. Commercial and business carriers will begin seeing 20 percent toll rebates tolls posted to their accounts beginning this week. This toll relief package reduces tolls for commercial vehicles that make more than ten trips over the bridge per month using E-ZPass tags from the same New York Customer Service Center (NYCSC) account. All eligible tolls paid on or after April 1 will be rebated.

Toll relief for Staten Island residents enrolled in the E-ZPass resident discount program began in late April, with trips also being rebated to April 1.

Owners of commercial vehicles do not have to sign up to obtain toll relief rebates. The rebate is automatically given to any commercial vehicle making more than ten trips per month across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, using the same NYCSC E-ZPass account.

Commercial vehicles meeting the criteria will have their tolls discounted 20 percent, as listed in this chart:

2 axle Current: $19.24 Discounted: $15.43

3 axle Current: $31.52 Discounted: $25.29

4 axle Current: $40.28 Discounted: $32.31

5 axle Current: $52.52 Discounted: $42.13

6 axle Current: $61.28 Discounted: $49.16

7 axle Current: $73.52 Discounted: $58.98

Staten Island residents, who sign up and are verified for the Staten Island resident discount, pay an effective toll rate of $5.50 for each westbound trip. The toll is only collected in the Staten Island-bound (westbound) direction. Prior to toll relief rates taking effect, Staten Island residents with three or more trips across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in a month paid $6.00. More than 91 percent of NYCSC E-ZPass accounts with Staten Island addresses are enrolled in the resident discount program.