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E-ZPass Discounts On Some New Jersey Roads Could End

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBS) – About half the drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway could soon be paying higher tolls during off-peak hours with their E-ZPasses.

How much extra you could pay all depends on where you got the E-ZPass from.

If your transponder comes from one of the agencies within New Jersey’s E-ZPass system, like the Delaware River Port Authority, relax. But if it’s from another state, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants to do away with your average 30 percent off-peak discount.

“To the extent that there are other non-New Jersey E-ZPass account holders who drive our roads off-peak during the week who have an interest in maintaining the discount, guess what? Just come on over to the New Jersey E-ZPass system,” Executive Director Ronnie Hakim said.

The proposed change, paired with a plan to double the fee for tracking down toll evaders from $25 to $50, could net the Authority up to $18 million a year.

Public hearings are expected next month.

Reported By David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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  • TW

    Fine with me…I’ll just avoid Jersey..

  • Pete U

    Charging holder of an out-of-state E-ZPass more than the holder od an in-state E-ZPass is extremely unfair. But, like the airlines charging for checked baggage and the gas stations raising prices daily (or more often),Don’t be surprised if it becomes the custom. No wonder folks are moving out of Jersey!
    When will business and government stop gouging the people!

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