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Released: 3/25/2020 

DRPA Bridges Temporarily Go Cashless Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The all-electronic tolling begins at 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 26

In a further effort to reduce human-to-human contact and help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) will initiate all-electronic (cashless) tolling effective at 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 until further notice. All motorists crossing the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry Bridges are instructed to travel through designated E-ZPass lanes. No toll collectors will be present nor will cash be accepted in any lane.

  • Cash customers: Drivers without an E-ZPass account are instructed to drive through an E-ZPass lane. The equipment will capture a photograph of your vehicle’s license plate and an invoice for the cost of the toll will be mailed to the vehicle’s registered owner. The invoiced amount will be for the toll amount only and will not include any additional administration or violation fees. Cash customers who do not want to be billed can open an E-ZPass account by calling the New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 888-AUTO-TOLL (1-888-288-6865) or by visiting

  • E-ZPass customers: Drivers with an E-ZPass account will not experience any change. E-ZPass lanes will continue to read your vehicle’s transponder and the toll amount will be deducted from your account as usual.

Motorists are reminded to continue through the E-ZPass lanes without stopping while obeying the 5 m.p.h. posted speed limit.

DRPA recommends motorists keep informed with the latest conditions at DRPA’s bridges by following the agency’s social media accounts and signing up for travel text alerts. Both provide timely alerts and advisory messages events affecting bridge travel such as travel restrictions, significant disruptions, motor vehicle crashes and hazardous conditions. For text alert sign up information, visit

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