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Lincoln Tunnel finally switches to cashless tolls

Drivers can pay with E-ZPass or be billed by mail.

Web Desk:

According to national media, starting Sunday toll booths at the Lincoln Tunnel became a thing of the past.

The tunnel which connects New Jersey with Midtown Manhattan will no longer accept cash toll payments.

The tunnel is the sixth and final one of the Port Authority’s crossings to make the switch to cashless tolls, with the new system billing drives via E-ZPass or by billing by mail after photographing the license plate.

The Port Authority says the change will reduce commute times, and accidents, and is more environmentally friendly, saving drives over a million gallons of fuel each year and cutting over 11,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

The change comes after the MTA announced in November that tolls on its bridges and tunnels are expected to rise by $1 in 2023.

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