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Author Topic: Maryland -- E-ZPass fee increase  (Read 25538 times)

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Re: Maryland -- E-ZPass fee increase
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2009, 10:01:56 PM »

If you have a friend or relative in New York State, sign up for NY Service Center E-ZPass using their New York address.  When the account is activated, log in online and change your billing address. 

New York Service Center issues tags for MTA, Port Authority, and Thruway Authority.  MTA and Thruway tags do not charge a monthly fee (by state law), whereas Port Authority tags do charge the fee (NY State law does not apply to a bi-state agency unless both states agree, and NJ was the very first to start  the fees).  Their method of assigning tags to an agency is very simple....NY residents get Thruway or MTA tags (depending on upstate or downstate address), while all out of state residents get Port Authority tags. 
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Re: Maryland -- E-ZPass fee increase
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2009, 10:07:10 PM »

Have one of those Port Authority tags.  After Meaghan left Syracuse and while I was in Mississippi, I stubbornly hung onto it, even with the fee (which proved to be fortuous, since it came in very handy last year before I was fully in DC).  The fee didn't bother me too much.  Though now that I'm firmly implanted back in Virginia, I've picked up a Virginia EZPass and will be turning the PANYNJ tag in next time I head north (Labor Day weekend).
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Re: Maryland -- E-ZPass fee increase
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2009, 04:33:16 PM »

You don't even need a NY address to get a Thruway es-pass.  Just head up to upstate NY and get one from a place that sells ex-pass on-the-go and you'll get a Thruway tag.
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Re: Maryland -- E-ZPass fee increase
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2009, 11:33:43 PM »

This all reminds me. I need to send my Peace Bridge tags back and get my money back. Haven't got my statement from West Virginia yet to see all the usage from my wife's trip through WV, NJ, NY and MA recently.
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Re: Maryland -- E-ZPass fee increase
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2009, 05:05:30 AM »

This all reminds me. I need to send my Peace Bridge tags back and get my money back. Haven't got my statement from West Virginia yet to see all the usage from my wife's trip through WV, NJ, NY and MA recently.

Can't you check that online?
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Re: Maryland -- E-ZPass fee increase
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2009, 10:17:31 AM »

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Re: Maryland -- E-ZPass fee increase
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2009, 03:18:33 PM »

Md. lawmakers may lose free E-ZPasses

Since they're still eligible to seek reimbursement for tolls, not that much of a change.  I'm sure it's more for PR than anything else.
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