Bronx man says MTA is charging him for tolls on trips he didn’t take

Assemblymember Kenny Burgos says that his office is hard at work to clean up New York’s E-ZPass problems which are not a new phenomenon.

Brittany Cadet and Adolfo Carrion

Jun 11, 2024, 10:14 PM

Updated 41 days ago

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A Bronx resident tells News 12 that he has been getting billed for license plates he no longer uses on MTA bridges and tolls for trips he’s not even taking.
Rubel Ali says he can’t keep track of how long he’s been getting billed for his vanity plates, which he surrendered to the DMV back in 2018.
Ali received a receipt when he surrendered the plates. The DMV confirmed the surrendering and Ali’s registration was updated – but says that despite calling E-ZPass multiple times over the last two months, no progress has been made.
"I was shocked, I returned the plates – now I’m getting charged and E-ZPass is supposed to have the new owner’s information,” said Ali.
Assemblymember Kenny Burgos says that his office is hard at work to clean up New York’s E-ZPass problems which are not a new phenomenon.
“It’s absolutely not shocking,” said Burgos. “Considering what we’ve seen with New Yorkers across the state, this is part of the quirks with E-ZPass.”
The charges have been billed to MTA Bridges and Tolls. News 12 has reached out to the MTA for a statement in response to this issue and is awaiting a response.


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