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Reopening NJ, First Things First as Toll Collectors Back on the Job

NEWARK, NJ- Cash collections have resumed on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway as of today.  Toll collectors will be handling transactions for possibly thousand of drivers per day.  The New Jersey Turnpike Authority said those toll collectors will be wearing protective masks and gloves while handling and receiving coins from drivers who most likely, will not be wearing gloves.   The NJTPA also announced there will be no delay in when fines from unpaid tolls are due.

“All tolls have been collected either by E-ZPass or by the temporary toll-by-mail process since March 24th when cash collections were suspended as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Drivers who do not have E-ZPass accounts will need to be prepared to pay with cash once cash collections resume,” the NJTPA said. “When toll collectors return to the booths, they will be wearing gloves, face masks, and plastic face shields. Drivers who intend to pay with cash are encouraged to wear face masks themselves as they travel through the toll lanes.”

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The coin lanes on Parkway entry and exit ramps also reopened today.

“Drivers who have traveled on the Turnpike or Parkway since cash collections were suspended are reminded to pay the amount due by the date listed on their toll-by-mail invoices to avoid being charged an administrative fee,” the NJTPA said.

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