More cashless tolls coming to the Hudson Valley

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More cashless tolls will be coming to the Hudson Valley by the end of the year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says cashless tolls are expected to save each commuter 200 minutes per year, although many drivers had a lot of problems with the cashless system while going over the Mario Cuomo Bridge.

Some commuters said they did not receive their toll bills in the mail, and then were hit with thousands of dollars in fines.

State Sen. David Carlucci has introduced the Toll Payer Protection Act, which would require the toll collection agency to notify drivers through text or email that they have tolls or fines to pay. It would also prohibit excessive fines like what happened to drivers going over Mario Cuomo Bridge.

Before moving forward with more tolls, Carlucci says the state should fix its tolling issues and put his act in place to protest drivers.

The toll plaza on Interstate 87 in Yonkers is among the next to go cashless.

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