The Central Business District (CBD) Tolling Program will introduce a Congestion Relief Zone Toll. The start date has not yet been decided. 

There will be a 30-day testing phase and a 60-day public information campaign before the start of toll collection. 

By law, the first 60 days, only the established tolls will be collected. There will be no additional fees, charges, or fines.

The program will:

  • Reduce traffic and travel time
  • Lead to safer streets and cleaner air
  • Reduce emissions
  • Improve quality of life

Drivers will be charged a toll on their E-ZPass to enter the Congestion Relief Zone. This includes streets in Manhattan below 60 Street.

The toll does not apply to FDR Drive, West Side Highway, and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel connecting to West Street. However, you will be tolled if you exit from an excluded roadway onto a street within the CBD.

Drivers without E-ZPass will be mailed a toll bill to the address of the registered vehicle. 

Tolling equipment will be on Broadway between 60 and 61 Streets. 

Learn more about the Congestion Relief Zone Toll Program.

Tolls vary by vehicle and the time of day. The peak period toll rate will apply from 5 AM to 9 PM on weekdays and 9 AM to 9 PM on weekends.

Vehicles without an E-ZPass will pay 50% more than the usual rate.

Type of Vehicle        Peak                   Off Peak          

Passenger and small commercial vehicles 
(Sedans, SUVs, pick-up trucks, and small vans)

$15$3.75
Motorcycles$7.50$1.75
Trucks and buses$24 - $36$6 - $9

Trucks and buses will pay toll depending on their size and function during both peak and off-peak hours.

Taxis and For-Hire Vehicles

Taxis and for-hire vehicles will be charged a per-trip toll, paid by the passenger.

  • Green and yellow taxis and black cars: $1.25 per trip
  • App-based for-hire vehicles: $2.50

This toll is separate from the State congestion surcharge for some taxis and for-hire trips entering Manhattan South of 96 Street.

Crossing Credits

Vehicles using a valid E-ZPass will get a credit to reduce Congestion Relief Zone Tolls when entering:

  • Lincoln Tunnel 
  • Holland Tunnel
  • Queens-Midtown Tunnel
  • Hugh L. Carey Tunnel
Type of VehicleCredit up to:
Passenger Vehicle $5
Motorcycles$2.50
Small trucks and charter buses$12
Large trucks and tour buses$20

No crossing credits will be offered overnight. Tolls will be reduced by 75% from the peak tolls. 

Get more information about Tolls.

Look up Toll rates.

Only vehicles connected with an E-ZPass New York account can enroll for a discount plan or exemption.

Discounts

Some drivers can apply for Low-Income Discount or Low-Income Tax Credit for Residents. 

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will publish more information about the tax credit in Fall 2024.

Online

Learn more and apply for the Low-Income Discount Plan.

By Phone

  • Agency: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Division: E-ZPass Service Center
  • Phone Number: (800) 333-8655
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 7 PM; Saturday: 8 AM - 2 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours.

Exemptions

Some vehicles will be exempt from the Central Business District (CBD) Tolling program. These include: 

  • Qualifying authorized emergency vehicles (ambulances and fire vehicles)
  • Qualifying vehicles transporting people with disabilities
  • Specialized government vehicles
  • School buses contracted by the NYC Department of Education
  • Commute vans licensed by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission
  • Buses providing scheduled commuter services open to the public

Learn more and apply for the Central Business District (CBD) Tolling program exemptions.

By Phone

  • Agency: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Division: E-ZPass Service Center
  • Phone Number: (800) 333-8655
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 7 PM; Saturday: 8 AM - 2 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours.

You can submit feedback about the Congestion Relief Zone Toll Program.

Online

Submit feedback about the Congestion Relief Zone Toll Program.

By Phone

  • Agency: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Division: New York City Transit Customer Service
  • Phone Number: 511
  • Business Hours: Daily: 6 AM - 10 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.

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