The Holland Tunnel Tolls Are Going Cashless; Other New Jersey Bridges & Tunnels Will Follow Suit

As of today, your cash is no good at the Holland Tunnel. Toll booths at the tunnel will not be accepting cash payments beginning December 23rd. Cash tolls became the (temporary) norm at the start of the pandemic but will now become permanent. Technology allows for the fast, easy, and safe processing of fees. E-ZPass will likely be the most efficient way to pay but it’s not required.

Vehicles without E-ZPass will be photographed. Their license plates will be scanned and a $16 bill (the current cost of crossing the tunnel) will be sent to the vehicle’s owner. Or, at least, to the address at which the vehicle is registered. The George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel are set to use the same technology within the next year-and-a-half. Benefits include less congestion (ideally) and lower operating costs. Of course, this method has its drawbacks. Let us know what you think about cashless tolls! Read on for a little Holland Tunnel history and some fun facts.

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Do you know any other Holland Tunnel trivia? Do you think cashless tolls will eventually be the norm?

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