Drivers who use the Outerbridge crossing can put away their cash, because the bridge between New Jersey and Staten Island will be the latest Port Authority crossing to go cashless next week, joining the Bayonne Bridge.
Once the three Port Authority Bridges from New Jersey to Staten Island — the Bayonne, Outerbridge, and Goethels — switch over to cashless tolls, it is predicted to save drivers approximately 200,000 hours a year in travel time, reduce toll booth crashes by 7 to 10 percent, and cut exhaust emissions from idling traffic by 11,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year.
Drivers with an E-ZPass tag will see no change when they drive under an overhead gantry at the posted speed limit. Drivers without an E-ZPass tag will have a picture taken of their license plates by cameras installed on the gantry, and will be sent a bill for the toll.
Read more at NJ.com.