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raj98207 444 March 7, 2011 at 08:22 AM
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EZPASS carpool of 3+ people only $2 - NJ to NYC thru Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge

What discounts and discount plans are available to E-ZPass users at Port Authority bridges & tunnels?
(George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Bayonne Bridge)

The toll for Port Authority Carpool customers is $2 per vehicle at all hours.

You must have an E-ZPass account and you must register for the Port Authority Carpool Discount Plan.

To register for the Carpool Plan, call 800-333-8655 (New York Service Center) or 888-288-6865 (New Jersey Service Center).

Customers must use a staffed "Cash-E-ZPass" toll lane and come to a complete stop so the toll collector can verify the number of occupants in the vehicle.

here's the link to the website site that explains it
http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tun...zpass.html
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The Port Authority of NY&NJ has an excellent plan for carpool driver with EZPass:
If you have 3 Humans (babies, kids, teens, adults, old people or even dead people probably), you may cross into NY for only $2 at a staffed Cash/EZPass Toll Booth

BE AWARE THAT WAITING IN TRAFFIC FOR THE CASH LANE MAY COST YOU MORE THAN $6 In GASOLINE, TIME WASTED, WIFE/GIRLFREIND WHINING OR KIDS ASKING "are we there yet????"


The system of tolling from NJ towards NY consists of 3 different modes:
Ezpass ($8 normally,$6 off-peak)
Ezpass Carpool Express/XBL (Exclusive Bus Lane) (Lincoln Tunnel Center Tube AM Only) ($8, time discount)
Cash/EZPass ($8 Cash/EZPass, $6 EZPASS off-peak or $2 when you shout CARPOOL! when passing the staffed toll collector if you have an EZPass WITH the PANYNJ Carpool Option ENABLED)

Since there are several different scenarios for savings with a Carpool, let me divide them into two sections:

1: You and your buddies are driving NY-Bound at the Lincoln Tunnel during peak morning hours.

Here you have two options: The dedicated EZPASS Carpool Tunnel at full price ($8) OR The regular cash lane, paying only $2.

All other crossings/times: Pay $2 at any lane displaying the signage "CASH / EZPASS"
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In most cases, you WILL get the carpool rate with only 2 people.

Since the LIE HOV Lane only requires 2+, it will fly.

In addition, once the carpool key is pressed on the toll collectors keyboard, it cannot be revoked.

Also, most toll collectors dont even look up when you roll past and say CARPOOL! loudly as you past....they don't usually give you a response, so just slow down, shout out and driving onward to NY, you will get the discount and they don't care honestly if you had a full clown car or not.

Lastly, there are few if any police at the individual toll booths, unlike MTA crossings. (The PANYNJ allows you to pass without paying, a fine is mailed to you-- the MTA police stop you and force you to pay the toll on the spot, thus they are stationed at the booths)

There are NO carpool plans for any MTA



For all those that are curious about other Plans for the Metro Area:

E-ZPass Basic Plan
MTA Bridges and Tunnels/New York State Thruway/Port Authority of NY&NJ/New York State Bridge Authority Basic Plan: No minimum use is required. At all Port Authority facilities, E-ZPass discounts are available during off-peak ($2.00 discount) hours. At MTA Bridges and Tunnels, $1.70 off cash tolls. $3.40 off round-trip at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and $1.45 discount at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridges. At all New York State Thruway facilities, E-ZPass discounts are available. This plan may be used wherever you see the E-ZPass sign displayed. Plan Code: (STANDARD) - Required Prepayment ($25.00).

Commuter Plans
Thruway Tappan Zee Bridge Commuter Plan: Receive a $2.00 discount per trip ($3.00 versus $5.00 cash rate) on the Tappan Zee Bridge. A minimum of 20 trips per month is required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $3.00 for each trip not taken. Plan Code: (TZC) - Required Prepayment ($60.00).

Thruway Tappan Zee Bridge Carpool Commuter Plan: Receive a $4.50 discount ($0.50 versus $5.00 cash rate) on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Three (3) or more occupants must be in the vehicle. The 50¢ toll applies only at staffed lanes; $3.00 per trip is charged in unstaffed lanes. A minimum of 20 trips per month is required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $0.50 for each trip not taken. Plan Code: (TZPL) - Required Prepayment ($25.00).

Thruway Grand Island Commuter Plan: Receive a $0.72 discount per trip ($0.28 versus $1.00 cash rate) on the Grand Island Bridges. A minimum of 20 trips per month is required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $0.28 for each trip not taken. If this plan is selected, the $25 required prepayment in Box B of application is waived. Plan Code: (GIC) - Required Prepayment ($5.00).

Thruway New Rochelle Commuter Plan: Receive a $0.65 discount ($1.10 versus $1.75 cash rate) on New Rochelle Barrier. A minimum of 20 trips per month is required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $1.10 for each trip not taken. Plan Code: (NRC) - Required Prepayment ($25.00).

Thruway Yonkers Commuter Plan: Receive a $0.70 discount ($0.55 versus $1.25 cash rate) on Yonkers Barrier. A minimum of 35 trips per month is required. If fewer than 35 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $0.55 for each trip not taken. Plan Code: (YKC) - Required Prepayment ($25.00).

Thruway Harriman Commuter Plan: Receive a $0.70 discount ($0.55 versus $1.25 cash rate) on Harriman Barrier. A minimum of 35 trips per month is required. If fewer than 35 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $0.55 for each trip not taken. Plan Code: (HAC) - Required Prepayment ($25.00).

New York State Bridge Authority Discount Plan Receive a $0.50 discount ($0.50 versus the $1.00 cash rate) on the Rip Van Winkle, Kingston-Rhinecliff, Mid-Hudson, Newburgh- Beacon, and the Bear Mountain bridges. A minimum of 17 trips per month is required. If fewer than 17 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $0.50 for each trip not taken. This plan is assigned to a specific E-ZPass Tag. Plan Code: (NYSBA) - Required Prepayment ($25.00).

Port Authority Staten Island Bridges Plan: Receive a 50% discount off the $8.00 cash toll rate on the Goethals and Bayonne bridges and Outerbridge Crossing. A minimum of 20 trips on these bridges per 35 days, is required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken in 35 days, $4.00 is charged for each trip not taken. Plan Code: (PASI) - Required Prepayment ($80.00).

Thruway Annual Permit Plan: An annual fee covers the toll for the first 30 miles or less per trip on the Thruway ticketed system, except when you cross the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge, where a $0.52 surcharge is applied. Pay the following amount for each tag depending on which month you sign up: Jan. $88; Feb. $81; Mar. $74; Apr. $67; May $60; Jun. $53; Jul. $46; Aug. $39; Sept.$32; Oct. $24; Nov. $16; Dec. $8. This plan is assigned to a specific E-ZPass Tag. Plan Code: (NY12)

Resident Discount Plans
MTA Staten Island Residents*: Receive a $7.24 discount ($5.76 round trip versus the $13.00 cash rate) on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Vehicle must be registered to a valid resident address in Staten Island. Please note that vehicles used for commercial purposes are not eligible for residency plans. Residency status is subject to periodic review. Plan Code: (SIR)

MTA Rockaway/Broad Channel Residents*: Receive a $2.06 discount per trip ($1.19 versus $3.25 cash rate) on the Marine Parkway and Cross Bay Bridges. The toll on the Cross Bay Bridge is rebated after the first two paid trips, on the same tag during the same calendar day, between the hours of 12:01 AM and midnight. Must be one of the following zip codes: 11691, 11692, 11693, 11694, 11695, and 11697. Vehicle must be registered to a valid resident address in Rockaway/Broad Channel. Plan Code: (RR)

Thruway Grand Island Resident**: Receive a $0.91 discount per trip ($0.09 versus the cash $1.00 per trip) on the Grand Island Bridges. Proof of Grand Island residency required. No minimum usage is required. Residency status is subject to periodic review. If this plan is selected, the $25 required prepayment in Box B of application is waived. Plan Code: (GIR) - Required Prepayment ($5.00).

* Attach a copy of one of the following: vehicle registration, driver’s license, or utility bill. A vehicle registration may be used on only one E-ZPass account. Residency status is subject to periodic review.

** You must provide a copy of your driver’s license, utility bill or lease agreement AND a copy of your vehicle registration for each E-ZPass Tag requested. A vehicle registration may be used on only one E-ZPass account. Residency status is subject to periodic review.


Vehicle Discount Plans
Port Authority Carpool Plan***: Receive a $6.00 discount (pay $2 vs. the $8 cash toll rate) on any Port Authority bridge or tunnel. Minimum of three occupants required and vehicle (with non-commercial plates) must use a staffed "CASH/E-ZPass" lane and come to a complete stop so the collector can verify the number of occupants. Discount is not applicable in "E-ZPass Only" or "E-ZPass Express" lanes. Plan Code: (PACP)

Port Authority Green Pass Discount Plan***: Eligible vehicles receive a 50% discount off the cash toll rate during off-peak hours at all Port Authority crossings. A special green tag is issued to qualified vehicles that meet the specific emissions standards as outlined on the Port Authority's website at http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tun...zpass.html. Plan Code: (PAGRN)

Thruway Motorcycle Discount Plan***: Proof of motorcycle registration is required to receive special motorcycle tag. Motorcycles will be charged 50% of the cash toll rate. Cannot be combined with commuter plans. Plan Code: (MTRC)

Thruway Green Pass Discount Plan***: Receive a special 10% discount on all Thruway facilities for Hybrid vehicles that get at least 45 miles to the gallon and meet specific emissions standards as outlined on the Authority’s website www.nysthruway.gov/ezpass/greentag.html. Cannot be combined with commuter plans. Plan Code: (GREEN)

Thruway Motor Home Discount Plan***: Proof of motor home registration is required to receive the special motor home discount. Motor homes will receive the passenger vehicle rate based on the number of axles on the motor home. Plan Code: (MHM)

*** Proof of vehicle registration is required to receive the special discount rate.

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was it $4 previously for carpool?
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was it $4 previously for carpool?
It has been $2 since last 3 years or so.
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great, I need deals for realdoll.
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great, I need deals for realdoll.

Infants and toddlers are also counted as 1 head count.
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how is this a slick deal? been like this since forever.
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This is awesome....I wonder if other bridges in NYC have similar discounts for car pooling.

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how is this a slick deal? been like this since forever.
It's a slickdeal for people who dont know about this.
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This is awesome....I wonder if other bridges in NYC have similar discounts for car pooling.



It's a slickdeal for people who dont know about this.
all 3 bridges that connect staten island and new jersey have this deal.
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it was $1 for carpool around 3 years ago.
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My Siamese twins are counted how?
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oh wow..been paying $8 this whole time, thanks OP
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My Siamese twins are counted how?
should be based upon No of Head Counts(not sure).
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#14
This is an awesome deal, since the toll is normally $8 (a ripoff in itself).
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This only applies for Port Authority owned tunnels/bridges (George Washing Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Outer Bridge Crossing) . Bridges like Verazzano that are owned by the corrupted MTA do not apply.
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