NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Whether commuters get a discount for using E-ZPass depends on where they are using it, AAA has discovered.

“We’ve found that there’s a terrible, dirty little secret,” AAA’s Robert Sinclair Jr. told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.

Sinclair said not every E-ZPass is created equal.

“A lot of people who are using E-ZPass on facilities other than those that issued their E-ZPass are being charged the cash rate,”

In other words, someone with a New Jersey E-ZPass and who uses a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bridge or tunnel will not receive a discount.

“We think this is patently unfair,” Sinclair said.

New Jersey E-ZPass holders paid $14 million in MTA tolls last year. An MTA spokesman said if those who want a discount need to get a New York E-ZPass.


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