Low-Income Discount Plan

Drivers enrolled in the Low-Income Discount Plan (LIDP) receive a 50% discount on the Congestion Relief Zone peak toll.

The Central Business District Tolling Program is temporarily paused pending necessary approvals.

The Congestion Relief Zone will launch at a later date. Check back for updates.

The discount is available for passenger vehicles in the peak period. It begins after the first 10 trips in a calendar month, and applies to all peak period trips after that.

Eligibility and credentials

To qualify for LIDP, vehicle owners must have reported a federal adjusted gross income for the previous calendar year of no more than $50,000, or be enrolled in a qualifying government assistance program. 

Applicants must provide: 

  • IRS Form 1040 or Tax Return Transcript and corresponding W-2s from the most recent tax year, or 
  • Proof of enrollment in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), or Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF) 

Please note that the applicant’s home address must match on all documents. 

Enrollment in LIDP requires a valid E-ZPass New York account. If you already have an account, please ensure the license plate on the account is up to date.

Vehicle owners without an E-ZPass New York account can apply for one as part of their application to LIDP.

How to apply

The LIDP application is available on the MTA website. Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Upload the required documentation.

You can also find a copy of the application on the E-ZPass website. Applying online is the preferred method.

Applicants will receive a formal decision notice once their application is processed. If the application is denied, the decision notice will provide information on how to appeal.

Apply for LIDP