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Thruway Authority says there is $64M in unpaid tolls: Now DMV will start suspending registrations

The New York State Thruway Authority is reporting over $64 million in unpaid tolls.

The unpaid tolls were accumulated between 2018 and 2021. And now, those who evade, are going to have their registrations suspended.

The Thruway Authority says any driver who does not pay their bill will get four notices with late fees before they are referred to DMV to have their registration suspended.

Cashless tolling was introduced several years ago. Many motorists were confused about that process, but have largely become accustomed to it.

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“We don’t receive any federal funding. We don’t receive any state or local taxpayer dollars, we believe everyone needs to pay their fair share. Everything we do is off of the tolls,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew Driscoll said.

The Thruway Authority says it will work with drivers to educate them.

Categories: New York StateNews