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CONGESTION RELIEF ZONE

Toll information

Starting June 30, 2024, vehicles will be tolled to enter the Congestion Relief Zone. The toll amount will depend on the type of vehicle, time of day, whether any crossing credits apply, and the method of payment. There are also discounts and exemptions that will apply to certain drivers or vehicles entering the Congestion Relief Zone using an E-ZPass New York account.

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The Congestion Relief Zone includes local streets and avenues in Manhattan south of and including 60 Street, excluding the FDR Drive, West Side Highway/Route 9A, and the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel connections to West Street.

Here’s the breakdown of the toll structure

Time of day

The peak period toll rate will apply from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. The overnight toll rates will be 75% less than the respective rates in the standard peak period for all drivers entering the Congestion Relief Zone.

Type of vehicle

Passenger and small commercial vehicles, and motorcycles

The toll for passenger and small commercial vehicles (sedans, SUVs, pick-up trucks, and small vans) paying with a valid E-ZPass will be $15 during the peak period and $3.75 during the overnight period, when there is less congestion. The toll for motorcycles will be $7.50 during the peak period and $1.75 during the overnight period. These vehicles will be charged only once per day.
 

Trucks and buses

Small trucks (single-unit trucks) and some buses will pay a toll of $24 during the peak period and $6 during the overnight period. Large trucks (multi-unit trucks) and tour buses will pay a toll of $36 during the peak period and $9 during the overnight period. For more details about truck and bus types, read the full toll schedule.

 

Eligible trucks and buses are exempt from the Congestion Relief Zone toll. Read more about discounts and exemptions.

 

Taxis and for-hire vehicles

Instead of paying the daily toll, taxis and for-hire vehicles licensed with the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission will be eligible for a smaller per-trip toll paid by the passenger for each trip to, from, within, or through the Congestion Relief Zone. For both the peak and overnight period, the toll for high-volume for-hire vehicles will be $2.50 per trip. For taxis, green cabs, and black cars, the toll will be $1.25 per trip.

Read more about the Per-Trip Charge Plan.

Crossing credits

A credit will reduce Congestion Relief Zone tolls for vehicles using a valid E-ZPass and entering during the peak period via one of the four tolled entries: Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Queens-Midtown Tunnel, and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. The credit amount will be up to $5 for passenger vehicles, up to $2.50 for motorcycles, up to $12 for small trucks and charter buses, and up to $20 for large trucks and tour buses. No crossing credits will be offered overnight when the toll will be reduced by 75% from the peak period toll.

Discounts and exemptions

Information is now available about discount and exemption plans for the Congestion Relief Zone toll. A discount plan is available for low-income drivers, and exemption plans are available for individuals with disabilities or organizations transporting people with disabilities, emergency vehicles, buses, and specialized government-owned vehicles. 

 

Details about who is eligible, documentation requirements, and application instructions are available here on the MTA website.

E-ZPass and Tolls by Mail

Customers will be able to use their E-ZPass tags to pay the Congestion Relief Zone toll as they do today to pay tolls on other roads, bridges, and tunnels. Those without an E-ZPass tag will receive a Tolls by Mail bill to the registered owner of the vehicle. Tolls by Mail bills are more expensive and less convenient to pay. Learn more about signing up for E-ZPass.

If you already have an E-ZPass, make sure your account is up to date with the most accurate license plate information. This will ensure you’re charged the E-ZPass rate once the Congestion Relief Zone toll is in effect. If your E-ZPass was issued by New York State, you can check the status of your account on the E-ZPass New York website. If your E-ZPass was issued in another state, you'll need to check the appropriate state's E-ZPass website.

In the first 60 days of the program, drivers will only be charged the applicable Congestion Relief Zone toll. No additional fees, charges, or fines, such as late fees, will be applied.

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