A Survey of Motorcycle Toll-Tag Holders They’re known as “highway toll-collection transponders”. They are the used in highway transportation systems throughout the world. These include systems such as eFlow in Ireland, Telepass in Italy, and others found throughout the world. In the U.S., there is the TxTag in Texas,FasTrak in California and others. Here in New York State, where I live, we haveE-ZPass (Wikipedia).
E-ZPass is either the primary or an accepted secondary toll collection system in 14 states (“E-ZPass: Where Can I Use It?”. These are mostly along the east coast of the United States. These RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) transponders, or “tags”, are designed primarily for cars and trucks. They are generally designed to be mounted on the inside of the windshield of those vehicles. The E-ZPass normally comes with 3M Dual Lock sticky tape for a semi-permanent mounting.
Why Use a Toll Transponder? While these tags are not primarily intended for motorcycles (what else is new?), there are several good reasons to use them, should you find yourself on a toll road, bridge, or tunnel that is compatible with a given system: Less Muck: I remember when I first started biking about 15 years ago that I was amazed at how much grease and oil accumulates on the road surface next to toll booths.
It was like stopping on top of the grease trap at McDonald’s.I soon learned to pull up close to the booth, keep my right foot on the peg, and put my left foot down on the raised mini-sidewalk next to it; otherwise, I’d be planting my feet in the muck.With a transponder, there’s usually no stopping at all, and certainly not right next to a booth; I still try to ride through in a tire track, i.
e., not in the center of the lane. Less Hassle: Where’s my wallet, where’s my secret money stash? Do I turn off the bike or just put it in neutral? Do I need to unzip my coat?If I take off my gloves and put them on the tank, will they drop on the ground? Where will I put the change? You know the drill. Less Time: Traffic moves through the tag-only booths much more quickly than through the booths where money changes hands at the end, or even those lines in which you get paper stubs at the start of your trip.
Less Money: You may not know this part, but to encourage drivers to use the E-ZPass system, cagers get a break; on the New York State Thruway, that toll is reduced from $12.21 to $6.43 for motorcycles with an E-ZPass!Since 2005, the Thruway’s motorcycle-only E-ZPass rate is set at half the two-axle cash rate. Now, I agree with you that superslab riding is not a lot of fun. But sometimes it’s a necessary evil, and if you’re going to do so, you might as well encounter less grease, not have to stop, and save some money.
The only downside is that the otherwise-free E-ZPass gets the float on a little of your money. When your account nears zero, they will zap another $15 (here in New York, anyway) from your charge card (which replenishment amount can go up, if you run through that too quickly, too often). I’m Sold, But Where Do (and Don’t) I Put My Tag? Glad you asked. You can always use the stock Dual Lock tape.
The problem here is that the tag is vulnerable to theft every time you park the bike. And it’s unsightly. And if you don’t have a windshield, this is not an option. Similarly, if you have a bike with a fairing or saddlebags or top case, you can use this stock mounting on the inside of the top of a fairing or lid. I know some riders who do this. I even experimented with just keeping my E-ZPass in the inside breast pocket of my mesh riding jacket, with very little between the tag and the elements.
I don’t recommend these methods, especially not in New York. In my in-the-pocket test, for instance, my E-ZPass was successfully read three out of four times on one bright sunny day. That’s getting on to the Thruway; getting off; visiting friends; getting back on; and a non-reading second exit. Now, I’m aware that in some states your actual license plate is read in these (and other) situations, you’re charged as usual, and it’s no big deal.
Not in New York. What happens is that you are charged as if you made the longest possible journey on the Thruway — given your known entrance or exit — which could turn a 15-cent trip into a ten-dollar one. It is then incumbent on you, once you get your monthly statement, to contact E-ZPass and see if you can get this bureaucracy to revise your charges (been there, done that, don’t want to do it again).
Keep in mind that E-ZPass provides a microscopically thin foil-like baggy to put your tag in, if you don’t want it read for some reason. Also, the official mounting instructions tell you not to put it behind that tinted upper portion of a windshield. So I’m a firm believer in out-in-the-air, unobstructed, mounting systems, which I’ve never had fail. The Do It Yourself EZ Pass system. DIY E-Z Pass Clip System My first system was to attach a clip to the E-ZPass.
I used a gob of black plastic tape to secure the clip, similar to the ones that are sold to hold rolled-over snack bags closed. On the inside of the clip, I glued some left-over material from Grip Puppies hand grips. Grip Puppies are installed over hand grips to cushion them and to increase the diameter. The material is very tacky on the outside, and so I mounted a piece of it with the tacky side contacting the windshield.
This meant that not only would the clips not mar the surface of the windshield, they were very resistant to sliding around or coming off. There are a couple of downsides to this system. The added clip makes the toll tag very bulky to put in or get out of a riding-jacket pocket. Also — as I discovered on my latest bike — this system does not work well with windshields that have a curved lip on top; the clip is unable to close securely, or part of the tag itself will be in contact with the windshield.
The one definite plus to attaching a clip to the windscreen to hold the toll tag is that this system was usable on my Suzuki Burgman 650. Like a lot of scooters, the Burgman’s handlebars are completely covered in “Tupperware”; this means that you can’t just clamp anything on them. The EZ Pal on a Techmount. Gunslinger Motorcycle EZ Pass Holster My next system was the Gunslinger Motorcycle EZ Pass Holder ($34.
99). This is a three-sided slip-in holder, and includes a wrap-around, padded, handlebar mount. It wasn’t bad, but had a few problems. First, the motorcycle-only version of the E-ZPass RFID tag (at least in New York) has a piece of plastic with big “M” affixed to one side. My guess is that this is intended to discourage illegally using this in a car. In any case, the extra thickness of this meant that I had to bend the aluminum slots of the Holster so that the tag could drop in.
Second, the provided clamp wasn’t tight enough. This makes it easier to snap it on and off the handlebars, but lets it pivot downward too easily. Also, that clamp means that, like my DIY-clip system, it’s too large to fit conveniently in a pocket. This didn’t matter to me, because I was looking for a tag holder to permanently mount. I discarded the handlebar clamp that came with the Gunslinger holder, and attached the Holster to a mount from Techmount.
Techmounts are machined works of art, with superb, rock-solid, adjustability, but they are probably over-kill for supporting a tag holder, especially given their cost; however, I had one lying around from a now-sold bike, so that wasn’t an issue. This worked well, except for one, um, glaring fault, which I now make you aware of if you’re shopping for a tag holder. When riding without the tag slipped into place, a highly polished or chrome tag holder can result in blinding reflections, given the proper angle of the sun.
Yeah, I know, “D’oh!” The Holster is available in black as well as polished aluminum, so if I bought another one it would be black next time. E-ZPal I’m currently using the E-Z Pal EZ001 Electronic Toll Pass Holder ($8.68) (no longer available). This is a black plastic drop-in holder. It comes with a single suction cup, which I promptly discarded. I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust suction cups for anything important, at least not outside, on the open road.
I drilled a hole in the bottom of the plastic, and put it on my TechMount. Works perfectly. The E-ZPass just drops in, with a tiny amount of friction, and the “well” is sufficiently deep that anything short of a motocross triple jump won’t let it bounce out. The Bracketron Universal Toll Pass Holder (no longer available), from what I can tell by looking at a single picture, seems very similar, but not identical, to the E-ZPal.
The E-ZPass in the EZ Pal on a Techmount. Other Commercial Choices (Editor’s Note: in gov-mil-speak, these are COTS: Commercial Off-the-Shelf solutions!). Okay, that’s it, on a personal basis. Here are some more tag holders for your consideration that I haven’t tried but which have potential: Motorcycle Pass Transponder Holder: The Motorcycle Pass Transponder Holder ($34.99) (no longer available), in black or stainless steel, is an enclosure is similar to the Holster I used, substituting a tab and hole for the handlebar clip.
In the chrome version, another bar is added across the opening. This looks like a nice system (in black), if you have a suitable bolt handy. Aerostitch Cycle E-Pass: The Cycle E-Pass ($22.00) looks like a black plastic holder, with a securing clip and a handlebar mount. Aerostich notes that the “Sportbike version includes adapter for mirror stem mounting.” This seems like a potentially inexpensive solution for most riders.
It also seems remarkably similar to the basic JJCyclePass (below). JJ Cycle Pass: The JJ Cycle Pass Toll Pass Holder for Motorcycles ($18.62) starts out with what looks like something very similar to — or perhaps the same thing as — the Cycle E-Pass (above). It’s a plastic, handlebar-mounted tray. What optionally increases the price is that it is also available with assorted RAM Mounts attachments.
For those who don’t know, RAM is the granddaddy of mounting systems — everything from mounting your PC in a truck cab to a fish-finder in a boat to a GPS on your bike. If you already have a RAM mount, one of the pre-configured RAM variants of JJ Cycle Pass may be a practical solution, and it also may be a cost-effective way to acquire some RAM pieces for those who don’t already have them. One of these variants, by the way, is similar to the Motorcycle Cradle (below).
Motorcycle Cradle with RAM Mount Attachment: The RAM Mount for EZ Pass ($52.95) (no longer available) is, again, similar or identical to the basic JJ Cycle Pass (above), this time with a single RAM ball attached. RAM Motorcycle Fork Stem Mount: MountGuys also offers a RAM Motorcycle Fork Stem Mount($29.99 and up). This looks like a solution of last resort, because this is by no means a just drop- or clip-in system for your toll tag.
On the other hand, you can loosen the RAM extension and pull the entire top ball-mounted unit out, I suppose. Other Options Other motorcycle toll tag mounts not tried but with potential include the RAM Mirror Frame Mount and the Quality Toll Pass Clamp (a minimalist but elegant three-sided holder, with a securing thumb screw). The Easy Holder (looks like it consists of an angled bar and a flat surface, with a hook-and-loop securing strap with a hole in the support stock such that it mounts underneath a mirror stalk).
EZ Pass holder from the front. The Seven-Buck Solution Less expensive motorcycle toll tag holders with possibilities include the Toll Tag Holder ($6.95) (no longer available); a plastic slip-in mount, held in place by two suction cups. You’ll need a windshield and confidence to use this one. The EZ-Pass Clip ($6.69) seems ubiquitous when you’re looking for tag holders. This is another black plastic, suction-cup, slide-in mount.
The Ez Toll ($6.99) is your basic mesh sack with a locking draw-string. Yeah, I know what I said about putting an E-ZPass in the pocket of my jacket, but this is a very open weave, and if you hang this off your handlebars, a mirror stalk, or maybe even the grocery-bag hook on your Vespa, this will probably do the trick. Actually looks like a reasonable solution, if you don’t want to mount something semi-permanently and don’t mind it flapping in the wind.
Your Favorites? There are many types of toll transponder holders for motorcycles, but perhaps the optimal solution has yet to be designed. If you have a favorite tag holder, please let us know! — Editor. Note: For informational use only. All material and photographs are Copyright © webWorld International, LLC since 2000. All rights reserved. See the webBikeWorld® Site Info page. Product specifications, features and details may change or differ from our descriptions.
Always check before purchasing. Read the Terms and Conditions! Owner Comments and Feedback From “G.W.” (September 2013): “My product, Wrap-id Pass, requires no permanent mounts, brackets, adhesives, or the like. It snaps on and off in less than 2 seconds, its water- resistant, grips on tightly at speeds exceeding 90 mph, and is reliably detected at all electronic toll points. It fits the older, larger models and the new, smaller transponder models.
” From “M.B.” (February 2013): “Not sure why we all need these devices to hold the EZ-Pass; I just use the 3M Velcro it comes with and stick it right to the windshield. In 10s of thousands of miles, on and off road, spring, summer, winter or fall, across a wide range of bikes, I have never had one pop off and even on curved windshields you can find a spot to stick it. If you need to remove it due to rain or theft concerns it pops right off.
Sometimes the best solutions are those that do not reinvent what is already there.” From “R.K.” (March 2013): “I use EZ-pass in Pennsylvania on my commute to work. I have always put the transponder in the clear map pocket of my tank bag . Never had a problem. Zero dollar fix.” From “M.R.” (January 2013): “Tank bag. No issues 3 years.” From “T.G.” (January 2013): “I’m using the mesh bag in Florida and secure it to my clutch side mirror with a Ty Wrap.
My wife has hydraulic clutch so I put it on the top of her master cylinder also with a Ty Wrap. Card Sound Bridge in Key Largo does not take SunPass so I will pull over prior to the bridge and take 2 clothespins and stick a dollar bills-one for each in the group on my shield and the attendant will take it. I Love webBikeWorld.” From “C.F.” (January 2013): “I got the Arkon Slim Grip and put one of the 3M Dual Lock sticky tapes on the mount to ensure the tag didn’t move around.
I got it for about $12 on Amazon.com. If I know I don’t need the EZ Pass, I can put my iPhone or another item on (the Slim Grip), so it’s multipurpose. I can also use this on my mountain bike. Another one I would have also considered is the iOttie Bike Mount. From “K.R.S.” (January 2013): “In Florida, we have a “Sun-Pass” system with transponders. My simple DIY holder (shown below) uses Velcro behind a split windscreen.
It’s weather, vibration, and wind resistant, with clear line-of-sight, and no one-off holder required.” From “H.H.” (January 2013): “Mounted the EZ Pass on my Triumph Tiger 1050 inside the stock left hand guard. Almost invisible, doesn’t interfere with operation of clutch lever, even when wearing heavy winter gloves.” From “B.H.” (January 2013): “After years of trial and error I place my EZ Pass in my left breast pocket of my riding jacket but it is attached via rubber Velcro to a strap that goes around my neck.
As I approach a toll plaza I pull it out of the pocket and hold it up to be read. If for any reason I need both hands I can just drop the EZ Pass and it dangles by the neck strap until such time it is safe to tuck it back in my pocket. Many riders may feel uncomfortable with this but the ability to drop everything and respond works for me and I don’t have to mount anything on the bike for infrequent times I take the toll road.
” From “L.” (January 2013): “On a recent motorcycle trip in Brazil I found they had very narrow motorcycle lanes at toll stops. You go trough with no toll whatsoever. I got to thinking about this and it eventually made sense. When you roll up to a pay lane on a motorcycle you normally have to stop. Take off your gloves, dig around for your wallet and pay the toll. Then you have to do the reverse when you get your change.
Assuming you do not drop anything this takes a bit of time. If things do not go well and you drop something you take more time. While all this is happening you are holding up the cars and trucks behind you. I guess some one in the Brazil toll road authority realized it was probably better to just put in a motorcycle lane and try to keep the traffic flowing. While such thinking is unusual for Government Bureaucrats I believe a lot of the toll roads are run by private corporations in Brazil which could explain such a practical solution.
” From “M.H.” (January 2013): “For me, the easiest mount for my EZ-Pass transponder is in a breast pocket in my riding jacket. It doesn’t appear to interfere with the signal, and as I only have 1 riding jacket I don’t worry too much about keeping track of where it is. Frankly, it would be nice if the tolling authorities made a plate-screwed-mountable version available for motorcycles like they do for certain cars that have radio-unfriendly windshields.
” From “A.B.” (January 2013): “I have EZ Pass in Virginia and I just put my bike’s licence plate number on my account info. I never actually carry the EZ Pass when I ride. When I go through a toll they take a photo of the plate and charge my account. If I get to a gate that isn’t already open I just give a little lift with my hand it and raises.” From “B.W.” (January 2013): “In Washington state we use (the Good to Go passes).
Maybe I’m cheap but I wasn’t thrilled by the idea of having to purchase an $8 sticker for every motorcycle and a pass for my car. So I bought the movable popsicle stick pass despite the warnings that they weren’t for motorcycles. Finding a location on the bike proved harder than I thought. I tried the upper front pocket of my Roadcrafter (fail). I tried the Velcro on my Roadcrafter sleeve (fail).
I went to their “convenient walk-in center” and had them test the pass with their handheld scanner and of course it worked fine even while in my pocket. Annoyed, I just left it in my laptop bag stored in my plastic top case and it worked. It now remains Velcroed under the lid.” From “D.N.” (January 2013): “Here in Houston motorcycles get the older style plastic box EZ Pass, I just put mine in the compartment on the right side of the fairing and works great.
No other holder needed, works on both the K1200GT and my older Trophy. I think the plastic fairing does not impede the signal.” From “K.S.” (January 2013): “Here in Washington we have a system similar to EZ Pass called “Good to Go“. Instead of issuing a plastic box and requiring the rider to figure out how to mount it, Washington state motorcyclists are provided with a clear radio tag sticker that can be placed on the headlamp or windscreen.
Stickers seem intuitively more cost efficient and convenient than a plastic box that can be dropped, broken or forgotten. I would recommend petitioning the EZ Pass folks to make a change.” Other WebBikeWorld Articles Posts wBW Articles Info More wBW ReviewsSee Also: Bmw Usa Motorcycles
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E-ZPass Founded 1987 Area served Delaware Illinois Indiana Kentucky Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Virginia West Virginia Products Electronic toll collection systems transponders Website e-zpassiag.com E‑ZPass is an electronic toll collection system used on most tolled roads, bridges, and tunnels in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States, as far south as North Carolina and as far west as Illinois.
The E-ZPass Interagency Group (IAG) consists of 38 member agencies in operation within 16 states, which use the same technology and allow travelers to use the same transponder on toll roads throughout the network. Since its creation in 1987, various independent systems that use the same technology have been folded into the E-ZPass system, including the I-Pass in Illinois and the NC Quick Pass in North Carolina.
Functionality Technology A typical E-ZPass toll booth in Massachusetts, before that state discontinued using its Fast Lane branding and converted to open road tolling in late 2016. The transmission antenna is highlighted in the yellow box. An E‑ZPass system transponder unit (also known as a "tag" or a "pack"); this unit is distributed by the Indiana Toll Road for use with their E‑ZPass system and other roads which utilize E‑ZPass.
New G4 style E-ZPass transponder for MassDOT manufactured by Kapsch E-ZPass exterior (license plate mount) transponder E‑ZPass tags are activeRFID transponders, made exclusively by Kapsch TrafficCom (formerly Mark IV Industries Corp—IVHS Division). They communicate with reader equipment built into lane-based or open-road toll collection lanes by transmitting a unique radio signature.
The most common type of tag is an internal tag that can be mounted on the inside of the vehicle's windshield in proximity to the rear-view mirror. Though toll agencies advice adherence to the windshield with mounting strips (usually 3M's Scotch brand "Dual Lock" fasteners), third-party options using trays with suction cups to adhere a pass to a windshield temporarily if used in multiple vehicles are available.
Some vehicles have windshields that block RF signals; for those vehicles, historical vehicles, and customers who have aesthetic concerns, an external tag is offered, typically designed to attach to the vehicle's front license plate mounting points. Although a tag can be used with a motorcycle, there are usually no official instructions given for mounting due to the numerous variations between bike designs and the small area of a motorcycle windshield which could prove a hindrance if the transponder is attached following automobile instructions.
Transponders may be put in a shirt or jacket pocket, if necessary. Most E‑ZPass lanes are converted manual toll lanes and must have fairly low speed limits for safety reasons (between 5 and 15 miles per hour (8 and 24 km/h) is typical), so that E‑ZPass vehicles can merge safely with vehicles that stopped to pay a cash toll and, in some cases, to allow toll workers to safely cross the E‑ZPass lanes to reach booths accepting cash payments.
In some areas, however (typically recently built or retrofitted facilities), there is no need to slow down, because E‑ZPass users can utilize dedicated traffic lanes ("Express E‑ZPass") that are physically separate from the toll-booth lanes. Examples include: Delaware Route 1, Hampton toll plaza on I‑95 in New Hampshire Hooksett toll plaza on I‑93 in New Hampshire Interstate 78 Toll Bridge, Newark Toll Plaza on the Delaware Turnpike, Pocahontas Parkway in Virginia Express lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway, Three locations on the New Jersey Turnpike (near the Delaware Memorial Bridge (Exit 1), near Exit 18W, and the Pennsylvania Extension, which connects to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit 6)), Garden State Parkway, Pennsylvania Turnpike's Gateway, Warrendale, Neshaminy Falls and Mid-County (I‑476) toll plazas, New sections of the Mon–Fayette Expressway, New York State Thruway at the Woodbury toll barrier In October 2006, Illinois completed open road tolling for I‑Pass and E‑ZPass users; it was the first U.
S. state to have done so. Each E-ZPass tag is specifically programmed for a particular class of vehicle; while any valid working tag will be read and accepted in any E‑ZPass toll lane, the wrong toll amount will be charged if the tag's programmed vehicle class does not match the vehicle. This will result in a violation and possible large fine assessed to the tag holder, especially if a lower-class (e.
g., passenger car) tag is being used in a higher-class vehicle such as a bus or truck. In an attempt to avoid this, E‑ZPass tags for commercial vehicles are blue in color, contrasting with the white tags assigned to standard passenger vehicles. The blue E‑ZPass is also used in government employee vehicles. In New York, an orange E‑ZPass tag is issued to emergency vehicles as well as to employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and New York State Thruway Authority.
For purposes of interoperability, all agencies are connected to each other by a secure network (the "reciprocity network"). This network provides the means to exchange tag data and process toll transactions across the various agencies. Tag data is exchanged among the agencies on a nightly basis. This data can take up to 24 hours on the primary network the unit is issued by (e.g., i‑Zoom, i‑Pass, E‑ZPass), but may be delayed by as much as 72 hours on other networks.
 Technology details The E‑ZPass transponder works by listening for a signal broadcast by the reader stationed at the toll booth. This 915 MHz signal is sent at 500 kbit/s using the TDM (formerly IAG) protocol in 256‑bit packets. Transponders use active Type II read/write technology. In April 2013, Kapsch (purchasers of Mark IV Industries) made the protocol available to all interested parties royalty-free in perpetuity and is granting the right to sublicense the protocol.
 Retail availability Some issuing agencies offer a packaged E‑ZPass transponder preloaded with toll funds sold over-the-counter at a retail setting (such as a supermarket or pharmacy service desk) that is valid immediately. A portion of the balance is available instantly; customers can access the remaining balance when they register their transponders with the issuing E‑ZPass agency within several days of first using their E-ZPass.
Usage According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 83.2% of vehicles crossing its five bridges and tunnels used E-ZPass for toll payment during the first half of 2016. History Express E-ZPass lanes on the Atlantic City Expressway in New Jersey, which allow the motorist to pay their toll at high speed A New Hampshire E-ZPass plaza also using a coin drop basket (left) and a conventional toll booth (right) The notion of electronic tolling had been considered as early as the 1980s, particularly in the New York metropolitan area.
The tolling agencies of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—which constitute two-thirds of the United States' $3 billion-a-year toll industry—sought to create a compatible electronic-tolling technology that could be used on the toll roads and bridges of the three states, in an effort to reduce congestion on some of the busiest roadways and toll plazas in the United States. In 1991, the E‑ZPass IAG was created to develop an interoperable system, and involved the participation and cooperation of seven independent toll agencies—the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the New Jersey Highway Authority (which, at the time, operated the Garden State Parkway), the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the New York State Thruway Authority, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (operator of the Atlantic City Expressway).
The E‑ZPass trademark, however, belongs to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority has been aggressive at protecting its trademark, including forcing the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to rename the "EZ Pass" regional transit pass to "EZ transit pass" to protect its rights. Under the direction of Peter Tufo, chairman of the New York State Thruway from 1989 to 1996, E‑ZPass was first deployed on the Thruway at the Spring Valley toll plaza on August 3, 1993.
Over the following three and a half years, the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) installed electronic toll-collection equipment, in stages, along the Thruway. By February 6, 1997, E‑ZPass had been installed along the entire length of the corridor. The Pennsylvania Turnpike had planned to adopt E-ZPass by 1998; however, implementation of the system was postponed until December 2, 2000, when E-ZPass debuted on the turnpike between Harrisburg West and the Delaware River Bridge.
 By December 15, 2001, E-ZPass could be used on the entire length of the mainline Pennsylvania Turnpike. Commercial vehicles were allowed to use the system beginning on December 14, 2002, and the entire Turnpike system was taking E-ZPass by 2006. On October 6, 1998, a U.S. patent for an "automated toll collection system" was issued to Fred Slavin and Randy J. Schafer. Meanwhile, various other agencies began work on similar electronic toll collecting facilities.
This resulted in the emergence of other networks: The MassPass system used in Massachusetts, changed to the compatible Fast Lane in 1998 and rebranded E‑ZPass in 2012 The I-Pass system used in Illinois The I-Zoom system used in Indiana, rebranded E‑ZPass in 2012 The Smart Tag system used in Virginia, merged with E-ZPass in 2004 The TransPass system used in Maine, since replaced by the E‑ZPass system The M‑Tag system used in Maryland, integrated into and rebranded E‑ZPass in 2001 The Quick Pass system used in North Carolina, partially integrated in 2013 and integrated into Florida's SunPass system Originally, these systems were not interchangeable with E‑ZPass.
However, since most of them use the same technology (or have since converted over to a compatible technology), all of them have been incorporated into the E‑ZPass network. Though several still retain their own brand name for their own facilities, users of those systems can use E‑ZPass and vice versa. This allows, for example, travelers to drive on various toll roads in several states from Chicago, Illinois, to Atlantic City, New Jersey, with only an E‑ZPass tag.
The E‑ZPass system continues to expand. The Indiana Toll Road Concessions Corporation has upgraded its toll plazas to include E‑ZPass functionality on the Indiana East–West Toll Road, while the Ohio Turnpike Commission has upgraded its toll plazas in October 2009 for the Ohio Turnpike (I‑76, I‑80, I‑90). The Indiana Toll Road Concession Company brands its E‑ZPass program as I‑Zoom; Ohio will use the E‑ZPass brand name.
 On December 16, 2008, Rhode Island joined the network by activating E‑ZPass lanes in the state's only toll booth, at the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which had a toll road system predating the E-ZPass system which was ended in 2006, announced at the end of July 2015 its entrance into the E-ZPass system as part of the financing for the Louisville-area Ohio River Bridges Project involving the new Abraham Lincoln (paired with the retrofitted Kennedy) and Lewis and Clark bridges.
 E‑ZPass ETC transponders do not work on all toll roads in the United States. Currently, the E-ZPass electronic toll-collection system (as well as the other ETC systems that are part of the E‑ZPass network) are not compatible with Florida systems (including SunPass and E‑Pass), California's FasTrak, Kansas's K‑Tag, Oklahoma's Pikepass, Texas's TxTag, Utah's Express Pass, Puerto Rico's AutoExpreso, Georgia's Peach Pass and Cruise Card, or other ETC systems outside of E‑ZPass operating regions.
Under MAP-21, passed in 2012, all ETC facilities in the United States must reach some form of interoperability by October 1, 2016. In 2009 an organization called the Alliance for Toll Interoperability stated that it was exploring the option of using high-speed cameras to take photographs of the cars passing through non-E‑ZPass lanes in other states. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, which has been studying going towards all-electronic tolling in order to cut costs, plans to implement such a system for non-E-ZPass users by 2018.
 E-ZPass in Canada Until 2005, drivers crossing the Peace Bridge between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, paid a toll before crossing to Canada. Following upgrades to the border crossings in 2005, drivers instead pay a toll on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge after clearing Canadian customs. This is the first E‑ZPass toll gantry outside of the United States. The toll goes to the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, a bi-national agency responsible for maintaining the international bridge.
On August 11, 2014, E-ZPass began to be accepted at the Lewiston–Queenston Bridge, Rainbow Bridge, and Whirlpool Rapids Bridge. The toll for the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge is paid in Canada after clearing Canadian customs, whereas the toll is paid before leaving the United States at the other two bridges. The toll from these three bridges goes to the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission. Variants E-ZPass Plus For E-ZPass subscribers who replenish their accounts with a major credit card, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers an E-ZPass option to pay for parking at three Port Authority airports—John F.
Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty—through a program known as E-ZPass Plus. This program is also available in New York at Albany International Airport in Albany; Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse; and the parking lots at the New York State Fair when the fair is in progress; as well as in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at Atlantic City International Airport, the New York Avenue Parking Garage, and the Atlantic City Surface Lot.
The parking payment is debited from the prepaid E‑ZPass account if the parking fee is less than $20. If it is $20 or more, the amount is charged directly to the credit card used to replenish the E‑ZPass account. The Port Authority reports that drivers save an average of 15 seconds by opting to pay for airport parking using E‑ZPass. Subscribers who replenish their E‑ZPass accounts with cash or check cannot participate in this program.
Additionally, this service is only available, as of 2013, to customers of the DelDOT, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, Delaware River and Bay Authority, in Delaware; of the New Hampshire DOT; in Maryland; in New Jersey and New York to customers of the PANYNJ, the New York MTA, or the NYS Thruway; and to customers of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. E-ZPass Flex In late 2012, the I‑495 HOT (high occupancy toll) lanes in Virginia started to support E‑ZPass Flex transponders.
 These work similarly to regular transponders, but let the driver switch between HOV and toll-paying modes. When a transponder is switched to HOV mode (with three or more passengers in the vehicle), it is read by the HOT lane's toll equipment but no toll is charged. E-ZPass Flex also works like a standard E-ZPass on all other toll roads where E-ZPass is accepted, regardless of the position of the switch.
 Effects Reduced pollution and health A study published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, "Traffic Congestion and Infant Health: Evidence from E-ZPass", compared fetal health outcomes for mothers living near congested and uncongested toll plazas on three major highways in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The researchers focused on areas where toll plazas had instituted E-ZPass, which, because cars travel through more efficiently, diminishes congestion and pollution.
The study drew its conclusions by looking at the health outcomes of nearly 30,000 births among mothers who lived within two kilometers of an E-ZPass toll plaza. The researchers state that their findings "suggest that the adoption of E-ZPass was associated with significant improvements of infant health." The study's specific findings were: 1) In areas where E-ZPass was adopted, rates of infant prematurity decreased by between 6.
7% and 9.1%; this means that, out of the sample studied, 255 preterm births were likely avoided; 2) Introduction of E-ZPass was correlated with a reduction in the incidence of low birth weight by between 8.5% and 11.3%; that means 275 cases of low birth weight may have been avoided. Privacy concerns RFID E-ZPass reader attached to the pole and its antenna (right) used in traffic monitoring in New York City by using the vehicle re-identification method Civil liberties and privacy rights advocates have expressed concern about how the position data gathered through E‑ZPass is used.
As of August 2007, several states that employ E‑ZPass had provided electronic toll information in response to court orders in civil cases, including divorces and other non-criminal matters. Position data is collected by antennas at locations in addition to fee collection locations. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), for example, collect transponder information to provide real-time estimates of travel times between common destinations.
By subtracting the time when vehicles pass under the first sign from the current time, the sign can display the expected travel time between the sign and the destination point ahead. This information is also used to determine the best times to schedule maintenance-related lane closures and for other traffic management purposes. According to NYSDOT, the individual tag information is encrypted, is deleted as soon as the vehicle passes the last reader, and is never made available to the Department.
 Accounts and agencies Within the IAG, each member agency has its own billing and customer service center, and each establishes its own fee and discount structures. The agencies also set their own customer account policies. Areas of variation include the refundable deposit or nonrefundable charge for a tag, periodic maintenance fees, paper statement fees, the low account threshold, and replenishment amounts.
E‑ZPass is usually offered as a debit account: tolls are deducted from prepayments made by the users. Users may opt to have prepayments automatically deposited when their account is low, or they may submit prepayments manually, either by phone or a toll authority's web portal, depending on the agency. For commercial accounts, some agencies allow postpaid plans with a security deposit (which effectively renders them prepaid accounts, with a different replenishment policy).
Some agencies have imposed periodic account maintenance fees on their subscribers. After New Jersey began losing money with the E‑ZPass system, a monthly account fee of one dollar was implemented on July 15, 2002 and is still in effect for both individual and business accounts. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey also charges a monthly individual account fee of one dollar. On July 1, 2009, the Maryland Transportation Authority began charging a fee of $1.
50 a month to accountholders which, as of July 1, 2015, only applies to non-residents and is waived if three Maryland E‑ZPass tolls were incurred during the previous month. The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) in New York City once imposed a monthly account fee starting on July 1, 2005, claiming to defray the administrative costs. However, New York State Assembly Bill A06859A in 2005 and 2006 and Senate Bill S6331 in 2006 both considered such a fee threatening the efficiency to move traffic faster with lower tolls and sought to ban it.
 When the New York State Law started to ban the monthly account fee, the TBTA repealed it on June 1, 2006, and those, especially New Jerseyans, seeking New York accounts and avoiding the monthly fee still imposed by New Jersey and Port Authority, would have to apply for the TBTA or the New York State Thruway accounts at an E‑ZPass New York Service Center. Several agencies offer discounted tolls to E-ZPass customers.
The details vary widely, and can include general discounts for all E‑ZPass users, variable pricing discounts for off-peak hours, commuter plans with minimum usage levels, flat rate plans offering unlimited use for a period of time, carpool plans for high-occupancy vehicles, and resident plans for those living near particular toll facilities. Many of these plans are available only to customers whose tags are issued by the agency that owns the toll facility in question (reciprocity applies to tag acceptance, not to discounts).
Eight authorities in the Northeast (Maine, the Massachusetts Turnpike, the New Hampshire Turnpike, Rhode Island, the NYC TBTA, the New Jersey Turnpike, DelDOT) and Maryland restrict their general discounts to their own respective tagholders. The Delaware Memorial Bridge restricts its discount plans to New Jersey tags despite its toll plaza being located in Delaware (DelDOT-issued tags cannot obtain the discount plans).
 Some agencies charge a one-time fee between $20 and $30 for each new transponder, including the Delaware Department of Transportation, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and the Maine Turnpike Authority. At least two agencies, the Delaware River and Bay Authority and the Maryland Transportation Authority, once charged multiple fees. In a press release dated July 17, 2007, the DRBA stated: "Beginning January 1, 2008, all DRBA E-ZPass account holders will be charged an account management fee of $1.
50 per month. The transponder cost will also be passed on to E‑ZPass customers for each new transponder." E‑ZPass New York charges a monthly fee of 50 cents for each tag in connection with a business account. The DRBA since merged its service center with New Jersey's E-ZPass service center. On July 1, 2015, a plan put forth by Governor Hogan eliminated Maryland's monthly fee (except accounts without a Maryland address, unless using Maryland toll facilities at least three times in the previous statement period) along with decreasing some toll rates especially for Maryland-issued E-ZPass tags.
 E‑ZPass users are not required to maintain their account with an agency in their home state. Subscribers can open an E‑ZPass account with any member of the IAG regardless of residency. This means that users have the option of choosing an agency based on the fees that it charges, effectively allowing them to circumvent transponder and account maintenance fees. Fees and discounts by state State Monthly/annual fee(s) Deposit Minimum balance Discounts Delaware $0 for email/web statements, $8/year for quarterly paper statements $15 per internal or external transponder (non-refundable) $10 minimum balance (account charged a replenishment amount based on monthly toll usage, with a minimum of $25) 50% off cash rates for Delaware SR‑1 when 30 or more qualifying trips are made by a two-axle passenger vehicle within a 30-day rolling period Illinois (I-PASS) $0 per month $10 per internal transponder (refundable) $10 minimum balance (account charged a minimum replenishment amount of $20 or an amount 10% of average monthly usage, whichever is higher) 50% off cash rate for all transponders (ISTHA tolls and passenger cars only) Indiana (formerly i‑Zoom) $1 per month/transponder $20 per internal transponder (refundable) $2.
50 minimum balance (first 90 days), then $2.50 minimum balance or 25% of average monthly usage, whichever is greater (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $10 in the first 90 days, after which the minimum replenishment amount is based on the previous three months of usage on one's account and is recalculated on the first of each month, the minimum amount being $10). Manual replenishment for any amount is available via ITR website.
Discounts available to all transponders. Percentage varies by exit. Kentucky/Indiana (RiverLink) $0 per month/transponder $15 per internal (hard-case) transponder (non-refundable)[a] $20 initial minimum balance. Users can arrange for automatic credit card or ACH charges for replenishment; otherwise, the system sends reminders to replenish the account once the value drops below $10. Manual replenishment for any amount is available via RiverLink website.
$2 discount per crossing for all transponders issued by any E-ZPass member (available for any vehicle type). Discounts based on travel volume: For passenger vehicles only with locally issued transponders (both internal and stickers), the 40th crossing in a calendar month triggers a 50% discount from the regular transponder price, applied to all crossings (previous and future) in that calendar month.
Maine $0 per month $10 per internal transponder (non-refundable)$17 per external transponder (non-refundable) $15 minimum balance (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $20 when one's account drops below minimum balance) Discounts based on travel volume: 30–39 account trips per month will equal a 25% discount applied to monthly account trips. 40+ account trips per month will equal a 50% discount applied to monthly account trips.
For less than 30 account trips per month, Maine E-ZPass customers pay slightly less than cash rate. Other transponders pay cash rate. Maryland $0 per month ($1.50 fee for non-residents only, effective July 1, 2015, waived if three Maryland E‑ZPass tolls incurred during the previous month) $7.50 per internal transponder (non-refundable)$33 per external transponder (non-refundable)$40 per internal FUSION CVO (PrePass & E-ZPass all-in-one) transponder$18 per internal E-ZPass Flex transponder (for use on I-495 Express Lanes) $10 minimum balance (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $25 or an amount equal to one's average monthly usage, whichever is higher) Discounts available to Maryland E‑ZPass users only.
10–37.5% discount off the passenger vehicle cash rate at all Maryland toll facilities. Various other plans available for bridges and regions. Massachusetts (formerly Fast Lane) $0 per month if monthly statements by e-mail $0 per internal transponder $20 minimum balance (account is charged a replenishment amount whenever the balance falls below $10, replenishing the account to a balance of $20) Out-of-state E-ZPass: 30¢ discount at Sumner and Ted Williams tunnels and Tobin Memorial Bridge.
Massachusetts E-ZPass: 55¢ discount at Sumner and Ted Williams Tunnels, 30¢ discount at Tobin Bridge. With special transponder obtained by application: Residents of Charlestown and Chelsea pay $0.15 on Tobin Bridge. Residents of East Boston, South Boston, and the North End pay $0.20 at Sumner and Ted Williams tunnels.  New Hampshire $1 per month for paper statements after year 1 $0 per month for email statements $8.
90 per internal transponder (non-refundable)$15.19 per external transponder (non-refundable)$.50 per month to lease transponder $30 minimum balance (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $30 in the first 35 days, after which the minimum replenishment amount is based on the previous three months of usage on one's account, the minimum amount being $30) 30% off cash rate for NH transponders only.
Other transponders pay cash rate. New Jersey $1 per month membership fee + $1 bimonthly for print/email statements $10 per internal transponder (refundable) or $0 if credit or direct debit replenishment. $10 or 25% of one's replenishment threshold, whichever is greater (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $25 in the first 90 days, after which the minimum replenishment amount is based on the previous three months of usage on one's account, the minimum amount being $25) Various discounts for NJ transponders only, including an approximate 25% off-peak auto discount on the New Jersey Turnpike and lesser peak and off-peak discounts for trucks and buses.
Other transponders and autos during peak period pay cash rate. No auto or bus discount on the Garden State Parkway; however, truck tolls are discounted about 5% during the off peak period on the portion that permits their access. New York $1 per month PANYNJ account service fee (no fee for MTA, Thruway, or Bridge Authority accounts) + $6/yr for monthly paper statements (bimonthly statements are free) $10 per internal transponder (refundable) or $0 if auto-replenish or pay per trip with a credit card backup $30 minimum balance (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $25 or an amount equal to one's average usage in a 90‑day period, whichever is higher) or $0 minimum balance for pay per trip At all Port Authority facilities, E‑ZPass discounts are available.
At MTA bridges and tunnels, $2.17 off cash tolls. $4.34 off round-trip at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and $1.75 discount at the Marine Parkway–Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge. At all New York State Thruway and New York State Bridge Authority facilities, E‑ZPass discounts apply. Discount rates apply only to customer tags issued by a New York E-ZPass Customer Service Center (discounts don't apply to out-of-state E-ZPass holders).
NY now also offers a Pay-Per-Trip option for total tolls to transact on a daily basis directly via the checking account linked per tag. It is optional (yet recommended) that a credit card be kept on file, but monthly balances are not required under this new payment option in New York. North Carolina (Quick Pass) $0 per month, $1 per month after 12 consecutive months of no toll transactions ($5 Mail Statements) $7.
40+Tax per internal (hard case) transponder (Works with Sun Pass and Peach pass as well)[b] $20 minimum balance for first two transponders, $10 for each additional transponder, up to five transponders total. (Account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $10 or when account balance is 25% of one's replenishment threshold, based on the previous three months of usage, whichever is greater.) A $5.
00 charge will occur if transponder is not present 15% of the time you pass a toll. Discounts available to all E-ZPass, NC Quick Pass, SunPass, and Peach Pass users; percentage varies by exit. Ohio 75¢ per month (waived for those who use their E-ZPass for 30 or more trips in a month on the Ohio Turnpike) $0 per internal transponder ($25 replacement fee within first four years) $25 minimum balance per transponder (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount based on the previous three months of usage, or the amount needed to return the account balance to $25.
00 per transponder, whichever is greater) Ohio discount available to all transponders. Percentage varies by exit (0–35%). Pennsylvania $3 per year/transponder, $4 per month for monthly paper statements $10 per internal transponder (refundable) or $0 if credit or direct debit replenishment $10 per transponder. Account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $35 whenever the balance reaches a total value of $10 or less ($15 or less for manual replenishment accounts) per transponder.
If one's account requires more than the allowed replenishments in a one-month cycle (2 times for credit cards and 3 times for ACH), the amount of replenishment will switch to average usage. 35% discount off cash rate to all E-Z Pass transponders. Rhode Island $0 per month if monthly statements by e-mail $20.95 per internal transponder (purchase required)$33.04 per external transponder (purchase required) $25 minimum balance per transponder (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount based on the previous 45-days of usage and is recalculated every 90-days, or the amount needed to return the account balance to $25.
00 per transponder, whichever is greater) $0.83 per car on the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge toll for Rhode Island residents only (as opposed to the normal $2/axle) Virginia $0 per month, as of July 1, 2014 $35 per internal transponder $10 minimum balance per transponder (account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $35 per transponder or an amount equal to one's average monthly usage, whichever is higher) West Virginia $5 per year for "prepaid" plan (includes free use of the North Beckley ramp on the West Virginia Turnpike).
Flat rate, unlimited use plans range from $5 to $285 for various parts of the West Virginia Turnpike. $10 per internal transponder $10 minimum balance (Account is charged a minimum replenishment amount of $20. No balance needed with annual WV unlimited plan) 35% off cash rate and free use of the US-19 North Beckley exit for WV transponders only (non-WV transponders pay cash rate) Notes ^ Sticker transponders are available at no charge, but these are incompatible with E-ZPass and will only work at the three tolled Ohio River bridges in the Louisville area.
^ Sticker transponders are available for Free but these are incompatible with E-ZPass and will only work in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. List of places where E-ZPass is accepted List of agencies E-ZPass toll plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Massachusetts has replaced its toll booths with fare collection gantries such as this one. License plates of vehicles lacking EZPass transponders are photographed and the owners billed.
As listed on its website, the E-ZPass Interagency Group includes "38 members in 16 states". Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (New York/Ontario) Burlington County Bridge Commission (New Jersey/Pennsylvania) Delaware Department of Transportation Delaware River and Bay Authority (Delaware/New Jersey) Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (New Jersey/Pennsylvania) Delaware River Port Authority (New Jersey/Pennsylvania) Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Indiana Toll Road Concession Company Maine Turnpike Authority Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority (see also Ohio River Bridges Project) Maryland Transportation Authority Massachusetts Department of Transportation Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels (New York) New Hampshire Department of Transportation New Jersey Turnpike Authority New York State Bridge Authority New York State Thruway Authority Niagara Falls Bridge Commission North Carolina Turnpike Authority Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (New Jersey/New York) Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Skyway Concessions Company (Illinois) South Jersey Transportation Authority (New Jersey) Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (New York) – does not currently offer ETC, but plans to implement E-ZPass at an undetermined date in 2017 Virginia Department of Transportation West Virginia Parkways Authority Although the Virginia Department of Transportation is Virginia's sole member of the E-ZPass Interagency Group, not all E-ZPass facilities in Virginia are operated by the Department of Transportation.
 Each of the 16 E-ZPass states operates its own E-ZPass Service Center. NJ E-ZPass manages accounts for the Burlington County Bridge Commission, Delaware River and Bay Authority, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission and Delaware River Port Authority. The E-ZPass New York Service Center operates accounts for the Buffalo and Port Erie Public Bridge Authority, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
 List of roadways, bridges, tunnels, and airports Map of U.S. toll roads that accepted E‑ZPass as of 2010. The following tolled roads, bridges, tunnels, and airports accept E‑ZPass. Crossings between jurisdictions are listed in the state where the toll collection point is located, or linked to (in the case of international border crossings). Delaware Delaware Turnpike/Interstate 95 Delaware Route 1 Delaware Memorial Bridge/Interstate 295 Illinois Chicago Skyway/Interstate 90 Elgin-O'Hare Western Access/Illinois Route 390 Jane Addams Memorial Tollway/Interstate 90 Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway/Interstate 88 (west) Tri-State Tollway/Interstate 80, Interstate 94, and Interstate 294 Veterans Memorial Tollway/Interstate 355 Indiana Indiana Toll Road/Interstate 80, Interstate 90 Kentucky Lincoln & Kennedy Bridges/Interstate 65 Lewis and Clark Bridge/Interstate 265 Maine Maine Turnpike/Interstate 95 Maryland Baltimore Harbor Tunnel/Interstate 895 Fort McHenry Tunnel/Interstate 95 Francis Scott Key Bridge/Interstate 695 Maryland Route 200 (Intercounty Connector) John F.
Kennedy Memorial Highway/Interstate 95 William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge (aka the Chesapeake Bay Bridge)/U.S. Route 50 and U.S. Route 301 Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge/U.S. Route 301 Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge/U.S. Route 40 Massachusetts Callahan Tunnel in Boston Massachusetts Turnpike/Interstate 90 Boston Extension Sumner Tunnel/Massachusetts Route 1A Ted Williams Tunnel/Interstate 90 Tobin Bridge/U.
S. Route 1 New Hampshire Everett Turnpike/U.S. Route 3, Interstate 293, New Hampshire Route 3A, and Interstate 93 New Hampshire Turnpike/Interstate 95 (aka the Blue Star Turnpike) Spaulding Turnpike/New Hampshire Route 16 New Jersey Atlantic Avenue Parking Lot, Atlantic City Atlantic City Expressway Atlantic City International Airport Benjamin Franklin Bridge/Interstate 676 Betsy Ross Bridge/New Jersey Route 90 Burlington-Bristol Bridge/New Jersey Route 413 and Pennsylvania Route 413 Commodore Barry Bridge/U.
S. Route 322 Easton–Phillipsburg Toll Bridge/U.S. Route 22 Delaware River-Turnpike Toll Bridge/Interstate 95 and Interstate 276 Garden State Parkway George Washington Bridge/Interstate 95 Holland Tunnel/Interstate 78 Lincoln Tunnel/New Jersey Route 495, New York State Route 495 New Jersey Turnpike/Interstate 95 and Interstate 78 New York Avenue Garage, Atlantic City Newark Liberty International Airport Tacony–Palmyra Bridge/New Jersey Route 73 and Pennsylvania Route 73 New York Albany International Airport Bayonne Bridge/New Jersey Route 440 and New York Route 440 Bear Mountain Bridge/U.
S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 202 Bronx–Whitestone Bridge/Interstate 678 Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel/Interstate 478 Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge Goethals Bridge/Interstate 278 Henry Hudson Bridge/Henry Hudson Parkway and New York Route 9A International Bridges between New York State, US and Ontario, CanadaPeace Bridge Lewiston–Queenston Bridge Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls) Whirlpool Rapids Bridge (NEXUS Only) John F.
Kennedy International Airport Kingston–Rhinecliff Bridge/New York Route 199 LaGuardia Airport Marine Parkway–Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Mid-Hudson Bridge/U.S. Route 44 and New York Route 55 New England Thruway/Interstate 95 Newburgh–Beacon Bridge/Interstate 84 and New York Route 52 New York State Thruway/Interstate 87, Interstate 287, and Interstate 90 Outerbridge Crossing/New Jersey Route 440 and New York Route 440 Queens–Midtown Tunnel/Interstate 495 Rip Van Winkle Bridge/New York Route 23 North Grand Island Bridge/Interstate 190 South Grand Island Bridge/Interstate 190 Syracuse Hancock International Airport Tappan Zee Bridge/Interstate 87 and Interstate 287 Throgs Neck Bridge/Interstate 295 Robert F.
Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge/Interstate 278 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge/Interstate 278 North Carolina Triangle Expressway Ohio Ohio Turnpike (sections of Interstate 76, Interstate 80, and Interstate 90) Pennsylvania Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass/PA Turnpike 66 Benjamin Franklin Bridge/Interstate 676 and U.S. Route 30 Delaware River-Turnpike Toll Bridge/Interstate 95 and Interstate 276 Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge/Interstate 80 Interstate 78 Toll Bridge/Interstate 78 James E.
Ross Highway/Interstate 376 Milford–Montague Toll Bridge/U.S. Route 206 Mon–Fayette Expressway/PA Turnpike 43 New Hope–Lambertville Toll Bridge/U.S. Route 202 Findlay Connector/PA Turnpike 576 Pennsylvania Turnpike/Interstate 76, Interstate 70, Interstate 276, Interstate 476, and Interstate 95 Pittsburgh International Airport Portland–Columbia Toll Bridge Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge/U.
S. Route 1 Walt Whitman Bridge/Interstate 76 Rhode Island Pell Bridge/Rhode Island Route 138 Virginia Boulevard Bridge/Virginia State Route 161 Dulles Toll Road/Virginia State Route 267 Dulles Greenway/Virginia State Route 267 495 Express Lanes/Interstate 495 (HOT Lanes) Powhite Parkway/Virginia State Route 76 Downtown Expressway/Virginia State Route 195 George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge/U.S. Route 17 Chesapeake Expressway/Virginia State Route 168 Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel/U.
S. Route 13 Pocahontas Parkway/Virginia State Route 895 South Norfolk Jordan Bridge/Virginia State Route 337 Downtown Tunnel/Interstate 264 Midtown Tunnel/U.S. Route 58 95 Express Lanes on Interstate 95 (HOT Lanes) Dominion Boulevard Veterans Bridge/U.S. Route 17 West Virginia West Virginia Turnpike/Interstate 64, Interstate 77 Other non-toll uses Although not part of the E‑ZPass-Plus program, E‑ZPass users may also pay for parking at Pittsburgh International Airport.
The E‑ZPass transponder is used for identification only. The Southern Beltway, which also uses E-ZPass, has its western terminus at the airport. E‑ZPass was tested in a since-discontinued program by some McDonald's restaurants on Long Island, New York, at which drive-through customers were given the option to pay using their E‑ZPass accounts to test out cardless payment platforms. In late 2013, Wendy's started a similar system called iDriveThru that is E-ZPass compatible, and is currently undergoing testing at five Staten Island Wendy's locations.
 The New York State Fair offered E‑ZPass Plus as a payment option at two of its parking lots for the first time in 2007, and offered the service again for subsequent seasons. The service was administered by the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA), and motorists' E‑ZPass accounts were charged the same $5 parking fee that cash customers were charged. Unlike other E‑ZPass Plus implementations, the State Fair systems charged motorists at the parking lot entrances; drivers opting to pay by E‑ZPass Plus used dedicated "E‑ZPass Plus Only" lanes.
Since the lots only charge for parking during the twelve days of the State Fair, mobile, self-contained E-ZPass units were used to process vehicles. The units were mounted on trailers with a collapsible gantry for the E‑ZPass antennas, used a cellular wireless connection to send transactions to the NYSTA backoffice system, and were powered by batteries that were kept replenished by photovoltaic solar panels, with a generator for backup.
 E‑ZPass can be used to pay for parking at the Route 128 station in Westwood, Massachusetts; this is available for Massachusetts customers only. E-ZPass can also be used to pay for parking at John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York City. E‑ZPass transponders are also used to monitor traffic. A transponder reader is placed above the roadway at various intervals, and the time a particular tag takes between scans at each interval provides information about the speed of traffic between those points.
This transit time information is often relayed back to motorists via electronic signs on the roadway. The individual tag data is not collected or used for ticketing purposes, as some sources have suggested. Toll facilities that do not accept E-ZPass in E-ZPass states and provinces There are a few toll facilities, mostly bridges run by independent authorities, that are not part of the E-ZPass network even though they are in a state that is in the E-ZPass region.
These facilities include: Anderson Ferry (Ohio/Kentucky) Atlantic Beach Bridge (New York) Augusta Ferry (Ohio/Kentucky) Downbeach Express (New Jersey) Dingman's Ferry Bridge (New Jersey/Pennsylvania) Fort Madison Toll Bridge (Illinois/Iowa) Memorial Bridge (West Virginia/Ohio) Moseywood Road (Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania) – Toll paid upon entry to community. Provides a shortcut to Lake Harmony from Pennsylvania Route 940 to Pennsylvania Route 903 Newell Toll Bridge (West Virginia/Ohio) – Privately owned, not operated by the Ohio Turnpike nor the West Virginia Parkways Authority Ocean Drive (New Jersey) (will be getting E-ZPass in 2017) Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge (New York/Ontario, Canada) Old Town Toll Bridge (also known as the Low Water Toll Bridge) (Oldtown, Maryland to Green Spring, West Virginia) Seaway International Bridge (New York/Ontario, Canada) St.
Francisville Bridge – Old Wabash Cannonball Railroad (Illinois-Indiana) Thousand Islands Bridge (New York/Ontario, Canada) – The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority will be upgrading their tolling facilities to accept E-ZPass, having already joined the E-ZPass Consortium as of January 1, 2016.  White's Ferry (Dickerson, Maryland to Leesburg, Virginia) With Congress seeking a national electronic toll-collection system in place by mid-2016 for federal highways, E-ZPass officials are talking to other states that have electronic tolls "to find a common way to do business".
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