Turnpike, Parkway stop taking cash during COVID-19 outbreak
The New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway became the latest toll roads to temporarily stop accepting cash payments.
Tolls will only be paid electronically starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday "as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19," according to a statement from the Turnpike Authority, which oversees both roadways.
Vehicles without E-ZPass can drive through toll plazas without stopping and an invoice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. No additional administrative fees will be charged.
A similar policy also went into effect Tuesday night on the bridges of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, including crossings on Route 1 and Route 78. Cash will also not be accepted on the Delaware Memorial Bridge starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.
The Port Authority stopped taking cash payments on Sunday night at the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln and Holland tunnels while the Pennsylvania Turnpike stopped accepting cash several weeks ago.
Cash is still acceptable payment on the Atlantic City Expressway; the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ
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