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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 car, year: current year, make\model:other), 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 $10.66 instead of $15.00, the battery tunnel will be $5.33 instead of $7.50, the discounts you will lose out onfor 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 #435 on: October 07, 2020, 11:21:49 AM »
When processing my payment it always declines the cc, I tried with multiple Canadian cards

Have you discussed it with the NY EZPass folks or your bank/issuer? The authorities running the international bridges appear to be part of the NY Service Center, so Canadian credit cards are probably common.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #436 on: October 07, 2020, 11:27:40 AM »
By canadian cards it's always the zip code where it declines. You need to enter e.g. H2V4H5 as 24500, you omit the letters and finish it up with 00. Or try 00000. Same applies for gas stations in US that always ask for zip codes.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #437 on: November 09, 2020, 03:46:43 PM »
The long-awaited split-toll collection on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will take effect on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

According to the MTA, tolls will be collected in both the Staten Island- and Brooklyn-bound directions, with the toll charged to motorists entering Staten Island and Brooklyn cut in half to $2.75 for Staten Island residents, $1.70 for Staten Island carpool customers, $6.12 for E-ZPass users and $9.50 for Tolls by Mail.

The overall toll for a round trip and the Staten Island resident discount remain unchanged.

https://brooklynreporter.com/2020/11/two-way-verrazzano-bridge-tolls-to-start-in-december/
https://www.silive.com/news/2020/11/exclusive-split-tolling-on-verrazzano-narrows-bridge-to-start-dec-1.html

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #438 on: November 09, 2020, 04:31:16 PM »
So to go from Lakewood to Brooklyn will now be ~$18 WITH an ezpass (not including GSP tolls)!
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #439 on: November 09, 2020, 07:33:24 PM »
So to go from Lakewood to Brooklyn will now be ~$18 WITH an ezpass (not including GSP tolls)!
Yep, Unless you go 3 times in a month and you enroll in the Staten island plan
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #440 on: November 09, 2020, 08:35:40 PM »
So to go from Lakewood to Brooklyn will now be ~$18 WITH an ezpass (not including GSP tolls)!
Anything changed here for a 2 way trip?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #441 on: November 10, 2020, 04:37:41 PM »
Coming December 1st for Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Customers:

Split tolling will begin at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on December 1, 2020. The current toll amount collected crossing into Staten Island will be split in half for collection Brooklyn-bound, as well as Staten Island-bound. For details on this and other helpful information please visit the "Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Split Tolling" page https://new.mta.info/vnb-split-tolling.

Safe travels and thank you for using the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge!


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