New York State Thruway tolls going cashless this weekend

New York State Thruway tolls going cashless this weekend

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, traffic is backed up on the New York State Thruway in Harriman, N.Y., due to a fatal crash on the northbound side of Interstate 87 in Woodbury. Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of 2015, following a slight decrease in 2014, according to a report released Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Thruway is going completely cashless this weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the highway’s 450-mile, ticketed toll system will be converted to electronic collection during the overnight hours Friday into Saturday. The switch will happen simultaneously at 58 tolling locations, he said. The rest of the thruway system already stopped accepting cash payments. Cuomo said the thruway is moving to full cashless tolling more than a month ahead of schedule. He made the conversion a goal in his 2018 State of the State address.

Photo: (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)