MTA Bridges and Tunnels (B&T) serves more than 868,000 vehicles each weekday – over 310 million vehicles each year – and carries the most traffic of any bridge and tunnel authority in the nation. Surplus revenues from the authority's tolls help support MTA public transit services.
B&T’s seven bridges are the Robert F. Kennedy, Throgs Neck, Verrazzano-Narrows, Bronx-Whitestone, Henry Hudson, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial, and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial bridges. Its two tunnels are the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel. All B&T crossings are within New York City.
All B&T crossings operate with cashless, electronic tolling systems only. Customers now pay a discounted toll with E-ZPass® or receive an undiscounted bill by mail through video tolling. Cash is no longer accepted. Cashless tolling enables B&T facilities to process traffic flows more rapidly, safely, and efficiently. By reducing idling time, cashless tolling also reduces carbon emissions and fuel consumption. As of December 2017, more than 95 percent of B&T’s weekday customers use E-ZPass.
MTA B&T is a co-founder of the E-ZPass Interagency Group, which has implemented integrated toll collection in 16 states: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia. A single E-ZPass account can be used to pay tolls for any of the member agencies of this group.
Bridges and Tunnels at a Glance
(Source: Operating budget data as of February 2017; Support to Mass Transit and other statistical data as of December 31, 2016.)
- 2017 Operating Budget: $576.7 million
- Support to Mass Transit: $1.126 billion
- Average Weekday Vehicles: 868,000
- Bridges: 7
- Tunnels: 2
- Employees: 1,589