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Cashless Tolls Start On Tappan Zee Bridge

The first cars pass through the cashless toll barrier on the Tappan Zee Bridge on Saturday night. Photo Credit: NYSTA
A look at the Tappan Zee Bridge span just north of the toll plaza. Photo Credit: NYSTA
These Tappan Zee Bridge toll-takers will be replaced with a cashless tolling system goes into effect. Photo Credit: Tina Traster

Cashless tolls have come to the Tappan Zee Bridge.

While the original plan was to have the new tolls ready to go on Saturday morning, rainy weather pushed the launch to later in the day.

The first cars traveling through the toll plaza in Tarrytown without having to stop passed through Saturday evening.

Drivers are now paying their tolls by E-Z Pass or will get a bill in the mail from now on, thanks to high-tech cameras placed near Exit 10 in South Nyack.

Two of the last toll-takers, Henry Gregorio and Dwayne Redman, spoke to Daily Voice earlier in April as their time at the bridge was ending.

The toll-takers are relocating to either Yonkers, New Rochelle or Harriman.

Redman talked about the relationships he'd built with daily commuters, including being invited to cookouts and receiving Christmas gifts, disproving the stereotype that 'toll-takers are unfriendly.'

Gregorio, a 22-year veteran, spoke about meeting Keanu Reeves when the actor was doing research for a film role, and reluctantly accepted technology's march forward, saying that toll-taking 'was not a job for the future.”

More information about how cashless tolling will work can be found at the New NY Bridge project website via this link.

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