New Jersey Turnpike Authority executive director Veronique Hakim says she’ll know by next month how much money has come in as a result of the crackdown. Officials estimated that $16 million was lost to exact-change cheats last year.
E-ZPass has revolutionized millions of commuters’ lives, allowing them to zip through tolls, saving time and money. But for a growing number of motorists, this popular convenience is actually causing some costly problems.
Since the tolls hikes took effect, there have been 35 toll cheats that have been caught manipulating their license plate trying to cross the George Washington Bridge.
If you think you can use amusement tokens, a fistful or pennies, or some other trick to cheat your way through a Garden State Parkway cash lane, think again!
Toll cheaters and toll cheating scams cost the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey millions every year. But latest scam is reminiscent of Bond – James Bond.
The American Automobile Association is demanding that the federal government put the breaks on huge rate hikes to cross the Hudson River that go into effect Sunday, calling the increase illegal and absurd.
The MTA says out of its 25 million monthly transactions at nine bridges and tunnels, nearly 80 percent were E-ZPass and 20 percent were cash. The Port Authority says at its crossings, 25 percent are cash, instead of the electronic device.
The American Automobile Association predicts 39 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.
Drivers who have E-ZPass accounts in other states soon won’t get off-peak discounts when they pass through New Jersey.
A plan to raise more money for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority by ending a discount for out-of-staters will actually hurt some New Jerseyans.
Schumer wants the four toll agencies that operate E-ZPass in New York State to implement a text-message warning system to alert drivers when their balances run low and about any impending charges they may face.
Port Authority To Allow Cash Customers Through E-ZPass Lanes In Emergencies Like Outerbridge Crossing Debacle
An Easter backup approaching the Outerbridge Crossing has lead to a new policy from the Port Authority.
Lawmakers from Staten Island were still outraged at the decision to have just one cash lane open at two toll bridges to New Jersey, which created massive traffic backups on Easter.
The Turnpike Authority wants to eliminate the off-peak E-ZPass discount for cars whose accounts are outside the New Jersey E-ZPass system.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority lost at least $358,472 in toll revenue in 2010 and $439,122 in 2009 as a result of toll collectors’ cash drawers coming up short.