The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this week announced that New York State Thruway and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) E-ZPass tags will be sold in all 27 state-operated DMV offices beginning Wednesday, April 19. As plans continue for an expansion of cashless tolling on all MTA tunnels and bridges by the end of 2017, as well as Thruway toll plazas, DMV offices represent another venue for New Yorkers, particularly downstate, to obtain E-ZPass tags. State-run DMV offices, which conduct more than four million transactions annually, are located in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Albany and Onondaga counties.
“The ability to purchase an E-ZPass tag in a state-operated DMV office will enable thousands of New Yorkers to join the cashless tolling movement that’s expanding across New York,” said DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan. “At DMV, we are in the business of customer service and I believe no state does it better than New York. If you need to come to a DMV office to complete a transaction and are also in need of an E-ZPass tag, I encourage you to make the most out of your visit and purchase one. Enjoy the benefits of cashless tolling!”
State-operated DMV offices will sell New York State Thruway E-ZPass tags for $25 and MTA tags for $30. Tags must be registered before the first use either online at e-zpassny.com, www.MTA.info/E-ZPass or by calling 1-800-697-1554. Generally tags are available for use the next day. Once registered, the full value of the purchase price is applied to the E-ZPass account. Customers can use E-ZPass tags in 16 States and receive up to 50 percent in toll discounts on travel in New York State.