• The Low-Income Discount Plan (LIDP) for the Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP) in the Central Business District (CBD), popularly named the Congestion Relief Zone (CRZ), is available to registered vehicle owners who meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Enrolled in a qualifying government assistance program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, Children (WIC))
    • Reporting Federal adjusted gross income on their income tax return for the prior calendar year in the amount of no more than $50,000.
  • Eligible vehicles will receive a 50% discount on the CRZ toll after completing ten (10) trips in the same calendar month. While all trips count towards fulfilling this requirement, the discount will not be applied to tolls incurred in the overnight hours as the overnight toll is already discounted. Eligible vehicle types for this plan include registered passenger vehicles (station wagons, sedans, sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans).
  • Enrollment in the LIDP requires a valid E-ZPass NY account. The information on your E-ZPass NY account and LIDP application MUST be identical (e.g., name, address, and vehicle license plate(s)) or your application may be rejected. It is recommended that customers applying for LIDP and an E-ZPass NY Account for the first time complete the LIDP application before setting up an E-ZPass NY account. Existing E-ZPass NY customers will be required to provide a valid E-ZPass NY account number when completing the online LIDP application. If mailing the application, existing E-ZPass customers must provide a valid E-ZPass NY account number on their LIDP application. New E-ZPass customers must mail both the LIDP and E-ZPass NY applications together. (See General Instructions & Requirement 8 below)
  • When applying for the LIDP, you will be required to provide proof of: (1) Vehicle(s) Registration; and (2) Proof of enrollment (Acceptance Letter) in a qualifying government assistance program (SNAP, TANF, or WIC) or Proof of Income (Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040 (1040-SR, 1040-NR or on the IRS personal income tax return form that was in effect for the most recent tax year) or IRS Tax Return Transcript and corresponding W-2s from the most recent tax year. When submitting proof of income from the IRS and W-2s, you MUST redact any social security numbers from the submitted copies. Applicants will also be required to provide vehicle information (License plate number, State/Province) for the vehicle(s) used for the LIDP. Please review the Terms and Conditions for details on qualifying vehicles.
  • The address printed on each document submitted with the LIDP application MUST match the Applicant’s/Account holder’s mailing address to be considered eligible for this plan (e.g., the address on the account holder’s vehicle registration must match the address on the government assistance and income documents as well as the address on the E-ZPass NY account).
  • If the account holder is adding a vehicle(s) registered to another individual to the E-ZPass NY account with LIDP, the account holder must provide proof that the vehicle owner is part of their household (e.g., listed as a spouse and/or dependent on the account holder’s proof of income from IRS or evidence from the government assistance program that benefits extend to that individual). Also, the address on the vehicle registration MUST match the address of the Applicant/Account Holder.
  • Applicants will receive a decision notice within seven (7) to ten (10) business days after application processing is completed.
  • Mail Applications or Appeals to:
    Customer Account Correspondence
    Attention: LIDP Application Processing
    PO Box 15188
    Albany, NY 12212-5103
  • Annual recertification is required for the LIDP based on the date the plan was added to the customer’s E-ZPass NY account.
  • More information can be found on the E-ZPass NY website ( or questions may be directed to the NYCSC at 1-800-333-TOLL (8655).