BRONX - Tollbooths at the Henry Hudson Plaza will be the first to use an electronic-only fare collection system as part of a pilot program to reduce inefficiency and waste at the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

The program will test an electronic fare collection system that removes the gates from all lanes allowing drivers to pay the fare without stopping. The agency believes this will cause fewer delays and congestion on city roads.

The change is just the beginning of the MTA's plan to overhaul the system and reduce the $500 million it spends on overtime employees annually, announced MTA CEO and Chairman Jay Walder.