Overview

The New York State Thruway Authority offers free, unlimited travel anywhere on the Thruway to certain, qualifying disabled Veterans. The Thruway Authority’s only qualifying criteria for the Disabled Veterans E-ZPass Non-Revenue program is a fee-exempt vehicle registration from Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must find out whether you are eligible for a fee-exempt registration before applying for the program. Eligibility is not determined by percent disabled designations, specialty license plates, or other similar criteria.

Who is Eligible?

The New York State Thruway Authority’s only qualifying criteria for the Disabled Veterans E-ZPass Non-Revenue program is a fee-exempt vehicle registration from DMV. You must find out whether you are eligible for a fee-exempt registration before applying for the program. 

Apply

For additional information on the E-ZPass for Disabled Veterans program, including steps on how to apply, forms, and frequently asked questions, visit the Thruway Authority’s website at:

Thruway Authority

Contact Assistance

If you need assistance, or just want to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for, schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors, all Veterans themselves.

  • Call 1-888-838-7697 to speak to an advisor.
  • Schedule a phone or video consultation online.
  • Use our search to find a Services Office near you.