The ritual stop to hand cash to the toll collector at the George Washington Bridge officially ends on Sunday, when the Port Authority switches the bridge to all electronic toll collection.
The change leaves the Lincoln Tunnel as the port authority’s only crossing between New Jersey and New York where cash is still acceptable, but not for long. The tunnel cashless fee system is scheduled to be implemented by the end of 2022. The Holland Tunnel switched to all electronic toll collection in December 2020,
For drivers using the E-ZPass, it’s business as usual at the bridge. For those who paid with cash, the experience will change in two ways, they don’t have to stop to pay the fee. Instead, the cameras will photograph the license plates and a traffic fee invoice will be sent to the vehicle’s registered owner.