E-ZPass is supposed to be easier, faster and cheaper. But how would you feel if you knew the driver next to you was paying less for the same service? When millions of drivers signed up for EZ-Pass they thought it meant the end of throwing money out the window.
A New Jersey Senate panel has advanced a bill that would end the free tolls, sports tickets and other perks that have sometimes been given to commissioners and staff with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
A new Port Authority plan will slash tolls by as much as 50 percent on the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing.
Drivers who commute five times a week over the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and Outerbridge Crossing can save nearly $1,200 a year on their E-ZPass rush hour tolls, and $1,800 a year off the cash tolls.
The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says lawsuits filed by retirees seeking to restore free E-ZPass benefits are offensive. And he is pushing back.
Are Port Authority toll hikes being used to rebuild the World Trade Center? That’s what the agency claimed when it argued for the increases. But court documents filed by the Port Authority conflict with that statement.
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.