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If you want to get a tag but don't own a car, you can still sign up online. This is what the rep told me to do. Falsify info on your cars plates, make and model (for the plate# write the first two letters of your family name with the last 4 digits of your cell number, year: current year, make\model: choose any), and once you have an account just log in and remove that car from your profile.

For those travelling the Lakewood - Brooklyn route often:

Sign up for a NY EZpass from either the NYSTA (Thruway) or MTA to avoid the $1 monthly fee. NJ/NY Port Authority charges the monthly fee.
The point of getting the NY and not NJ is to make some frequently travelled tolls cheaper.  The Verrazano bridge will be $6.55 instead of $10.17, the battery tunnel will be $5.33 instead of $7.50, the discounts you will lose out on for not having the NJ pass are very minimal (a couple of cents on the NJTP during peak hours)

Add the following discount plans:
Port Authority Staten Island Bridges Plan (PASI), which makes all PA bridges (Outerbridge,Bayonne,Goethals) $5.25,when crossing 3 or more times a month. There is nothing to lose as if you don't travel 3 times they simply adjust it to charge you the regular

You have to add carpool to your plan but if you end up going less than 3 times in the 30 day period you pay the full price for the toll (a little cheaper cause your using ezpass). I believe it takes 24 hours from when you call for it to activate and its per 30 day period not monthly.

EZP rate.
Port Authority Carpool Plan, $5 if you have 3+ people in the car.

NOTE: Sometimes signing up for the EZP with carpool on the plan you initially order, can cause a Port Authority EZ Pass to arrive (which has a monthly fee). It's therefore suggested to order a standard plan, wait until you receive your EZP (hopefully the MTA or NY Thruway  EZP versions) and then tack on the Port Authority Carpool Plan afterwards.   

Edit 5/19/2014: You can add PACP and PASI yourself on the website (in case the phone hours aren't convenient or you just plain don't like calling in general). Log in and choose "Plans" from the links on the left side of the page.

Another plus to having MTA issuing authority is that you can use PPT. Under this plan, you can keep a $0 balance in your EZ Pass account, and have tolls deducted from your bank account at the end of each day (by ACH). Downside is no miles for paying tolls, credit card is only a backup for when the ACH fails. (And if ACH fails even once you lose PPT plan and have to keep a debit balance in your account, so you can't have the miles & PPT :) )

Edit 12/28/2015: In order to ensure that you are enrolled by the MTA agency (see above), when you sign up, you should give an address in NYC (not just NYS). If you don't live there, ask a friend who lives there to receive the tags for you, and use his address. Afterwards, you may change the address to your home address in NJ (or wherever), and add whichever plans you want. This was suggested to me by EZ Pass, and it works.

To return an extra tag for NY MTA Authority:

Please return your tag(s) to:
P.O. Box 149001
Staten Island, NY 10314
along with a letter that states your Name, signature and E-ZPass account number.
For further assistance please contact (800) 333-8655 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #400 on: October 12, 2019, 05:05:38 PM »
which CC will bill ezpass as travel?   Did it on barclay not billing as travel  on CSR will it bill as travel?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #401 on: October 12, 2019, 10:13:42 PM »
which CC will bill ezpass as travel?   Did it on barclay not billing as travel  on CSR will it bill as travel?
I have done it in the past on CSR and it billed as travel. (prepaying ezpass is a quick way to get the credit).

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #402 on: October 29, 2019, 01:13:35 AM »
I passed the "All Others" lane on the GWB inbound. I had EZ pass tag in my car, just wanted to add Carpool.

Does this lane have an EZ pass sensor? (Did not say Ez pass paid - Go)
will I be Fined?
Are these lanes for cash, and if so why was nobody there?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #403 on: November 20, 2019, 07:12:56 AM »
is the ezpass ny site down?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #404 on: December 02, 2019, 06:24:11 PM »
Dear E-ZPass Customer,

Thank you for being a valued New York E-ZPass Customer. We are writing to inform you that as of January 5, 2020, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) will discontinue the Port Authority Carpool Plan (PACP) at the George Washington Bridge, the Holland Tunnel and the Lincoln Tunnel. The PANYNJ discontinued the PACP at the Bayonne Bridge in February 2017, the Outerbridge Crossing in April 2019 and the Goethals Bridge in September 2019.

You do not need to take any action.

For more information on the discontinuation of the PACP and the new E-ZPass rates at PANYNJ crossings, please visit www.panynj.gov/TollsFAQs.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #405 on: December 02, 2019, 08:56:53 PM »
Dear E-ZPass Customer,

Thank you for being a valued New York E-ZPass Customer. We are writing to inform you that as of January 5, 2020, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) will discontinue the Port Authority Carpool Plan (PACP) at the George Washington Bridge, the Holland Tunnel and the Lincoln Tunnel. The PANYNJ discontinued the PACP at the Bayonne Bridge in February 2017, the Outerbridge Crossing in April 2019 and the Goethals Bridge in September 2019.

You do not need to take any action.

For more information on the discontinuation of the PACP and the new E-ZPass rates at PANYNJ crossings, please visit www.panynj.gov/TollsFAQs.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #406 on: December 10, 2019, 07:43:07 PM »
Dear E-ZPass Customer,

Thank you for being a valued New York E-ZPass Customer. We are writing to inform you that as of January 5, 2020, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) will discontinue the Port Authority Carpool Plan (PACP) at the George Washington Bridge, the Holland Tunnel and the Lincoln Tunnel. The PANYNJ discontinued the PACP at the Bayonne Bridge in February 2017, the Outerbridge Crossing in April 2019 and the Goethals Bridge in September 2019.

You do not need to take any action.

For more information on the discontinuation of the PACP and the new E-ZPass rates at PANYNJ crossings, please visit www.panynj.gov/TollsFAQs.


https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/12/10/port-authority-carpool-discount-george-washington-bridge-holland-tunnel-lincoln-tunnel/

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #409 on: February 02, 2020, 02:27:45 PM »
I need to transport an ezpass without using it (because I'm using a different one). I cant find the static blocker bag, how else can I transport it to make sure it doesn't get charged?
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #410 on: February 02, 2020, 02:38:11 PM »
I need to transport an ezpass without using it (because I'm using a different one). I cant find the static blocker bag, how else can I transport it to make sure it doesn't get charged?
try wraping in tin foil and burying under lots of stuff in the car  :)

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #411 on: February 02, 2020, 03:09:29 PM »
I need to transport an ezpass without using it (because I'm using a different one). I cant find the static blocker bag, how else can I transport it to make sure it doesn't get charged?

I've heard that 2 or 3 layers of tin foil sealed well works.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #412 on: February 02, 2020, 05:41:58 PM »
I need to transport an ezpass without using it (because I'm using a different one). I cant find the static blocker bag, how else can I transport it to make sure it doesn't get charged?

You can order a blocker bag for free by logging in to your account. It will take a few days to arrive in the mail.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #413 on: February 02, 2020, 05:48:19 PM »
You can order a blocker bag for free by logging in to your account. It will take a few days to arrive in the mail.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #414 on: February 02, 2020, 05:52:54 PM »
https://www.silive.com/news/2020/01/mta-in-early-stages-of-split-tolling-on-verrazzano-what-you-need-to-know.html
This is bad news, now they'll be able to hike the toll even more because as it stands now, to hike it over $20 doesn't sound good to people and there would likely be some backlash to it, but now they can start hiking the toll again in both directions and no one will complain

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #415 on: February 03, 2020, 01:43:19 PM »
1. I need it tonight
2. No idea what the account password or username is.

Doesn't help at all for this time, but if you want one for future anyone who has an account can order one for you. I don't think they track or care how many you order. Anytime a family member switches cars they end up putting the tag on the dashboard until I get them a couple of sticky strips; e-zpass just send them and doesn't care who is using them.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #416 on: February 03, 2020, 08:07:43 PM »
NJ EZPass also offers a Senior Discount for the New Jersey Turnpike.  Info is on their website.

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« Reply #417 on: February 03, 2020, 08:11:12 PM »
This is bad news, now they'll be able to hike the toll even more because as it stands now, to hike it over $20 doesn't sound good to people and there would likely be some backlash to it, but now they can start hiking the toll again in both directions and no one will complain
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #418 on: February 26, 2020, 04:20:46 PM »
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This has been mentioned a few times up thread. Make sure to activate the FREE plan within your ez-pass account called PASI. This will cut your toll almost in half on the 3 NJ- SI crossings if you pass 3 times a month.
And you don't even need carpool.
It's actually going to be cheaper to go to Brooklyn from Upstate NY through NJ-SI than going through Manhattan and paying the full Hudson crossings tolls and HLT toll.


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