Cashless Tolling, New HOV Lane on Deck for the Verrazano Bridge reports, “The new HOV lane on the upper level of the Verrazano Bridge will open the week of June 19, and cashless tolling will begin on July 8, [Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on June 12].” The report adds, “The new Brooklyn-bound bus/HOV lane on the upper level will be open for a continuous 14-mile stretch from Staten Island to lower Manhattan. It is expected to improve traffic flow and provide up to 15 minutes reduction in travel time.”