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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.
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, 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.
« Last edited by googwallet on April 05, 2019, 09:01:56 AM »

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #360 on: April 17, 2019, 02:19:00 PM »
there goes carpool

use PASI (if you cross 3+ times per month)

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #361 on: April 17, 2019, 02:59:46 PM »
use PASI (if you cross 3+ times per month)
Being that the cashless tolls are about to come into effect with the Outer Bridge, those that travel to lakewood often should add the commuter plan.

"The Port Authority NY/NJ Staten Island Bridges Plan (PASI) offers a 58% discount off the cash toll rate. The plan is available to vehicles with non-commercial plates and private E-ZPass accounts at E-ZPass New York or New Jersey. Enrollment is required. The Plan toll rate is $6.25 per trip (plus $9.50 for each additional axle beyond two axles) at the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, or Outerbridge Crossing, provided at least three Staten Island-bound trips are made in a single calendar month that are not otherwise discounted by the Carpool or Green Pass Plan. If three trips are not taken, the customer pays the prevailing E-ZPass (peak or off-peak) rate. All E-ZPass tags on the account apply to the three trip minimum requirement. Plan Code: (PASI)"
Saves you $0.25 vs carpool at 6.50$
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #363 on: April 17, 2019, 04:02:59 PM »
https://www.boropark24.com/verrazzano-discount-may-be-coming-to-brooklyn/
Wow that would be a nice cut. As is it's 22.49$ RT to Lakewood-Brooklyn cutting the toll for the bridge would make it around $15.50 round trip which is much better.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #364 on: April 18, 2019, 07:11:57 AM »
Wow that would be a nice cut. As is it's 22.49$ RT to Lakewood-Brooklyn cutting the toll for the bridge would make it around $15.50 round trip which is much better.
The bill proposed is only if you cross at least 10 times a month.

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« Reply #365 on: April 18, 2019, 09:13:06 AM »
The bill proposed is only if you cross at least 10 times a month.
They counting each way as 1 or RT as 1?
 Well 10 is a nice amount of times. If in fact this whole plan was taken from the idea that why only SI residents should be getting the discount, brooklynites should as well, take into count that SI don't need a minimum per month.(or do they?)
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« Reply #366 on: April 18, 2019, 04:25:54 PM »
They counting each way as 1 or RT as 1?
 Well 10 is a nice amount of times. If in fact this whole plan was taken from the idea that why only SI residents should be getting the discount, brooklynites should as well, take into count that SI don't need a minimum per month.(or do they?)
I'm assuming it means RT as you only get charged one way.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #367 on: April 19, 2019, 05:57:34 PM »
I'm assuming it means RT as you only get charged one way.
Makes sense.
But that's kind of a lot ,that means minimum of 3+ a week.
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