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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 #540 on: May 30, 2022, 12:21:11 AM »
Any way to get rid of the $50 fee?

Will giving them a friend's E-ZPass number help?


Have done it, just make sure there is a positive balance on the ezpass account to transfer tolls to

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #541 on: May 30, 2022, 12:25:27 AM »
Any way to get rid of the $50 fee?

Will giving them a friend's E-ZPass number help?



They usually waive it if you pay while on the call.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #542 on: May 30, 2022, 02:13:58 AM »
They usually waive it if you pay while on the call.
Even if I don't link it to an Ezpass account?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #543 on: May 30, 2022, 02:20:58 AM »
Any way to get rid of the $50 fee?

Will giving them a friend's E-ZPass number help?



I have gotten the fee waived when paying on the phone, but I actually have an ez pass tag.

OT, but screenpresso has a great free screenshot tool...

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #544 on: May 30, 2022, 02:21:49 AM »
Even if I don't link it to an Ezpass account?

I'm not 100% sure about that, but you can always do a HUCA.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #545 on: May 30, 2022, 02:26:44 AM »
OT, but screenpresso has a great free screenshot tool...
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #546 on: May 30, 2022, 01:17:32 PM »
Going thru a E-ZPass lane without a E-ZPass.

Putpac. They can waive it.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #547 on: May 30, 2022, 05:59:23 PM »
Putpac. They can waive it.
What's putpac?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #548 on: May 30, 2022, 06:08:29 PM »
What's putpac?
Pick Up The Phone And Call

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« Reply #549 on: May 31, 2022, 12:17:41 AM »
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It's easier to quickly blur portions of you screenshots.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #550 on: May 31, 2022, 12:31:32 AM »
You can't get ezpass in Ohio?
You can, but not one that discounts tolls.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #551 on: May 31, 2022, 07:29:12 PM »
It's easier to quickly blur portions of you screenshots.
Don't see an android app for it.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #552 on: June 01, 2022, 12:35:47 AM »
Don't see an android app for it.
I don't know that they have one. There's probably something similar for androids though.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #553 on: June 01, 2022, 11:48:12 AM »
You can, but not one that discounts tolls.

Do people here have multiple ez pass accounts to maximize discounts? Most that I know of are very regional. I used to have NJ because of the turnpike but got rid of it because I don't do enough off peak to justify it.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #554 on: June 01, 2022, 11:52:01 AM »
Do people here have multiple ez pass accounts to maximize discounts? Most that I know of are very regional. I used to have NJ because of the turnpike but got rid of it because I don't do enough off peak to justify it.

I've thought about it, but afraid I'll go through with both exposed

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« Reply #555 on: June 01, 2022, 12:14:43 PM »
I've thought about it, but afraid I'll go through with both exposed

Yup. I have an OOT ezpass wrapped in silver foil and in the protective bag. As a result i never remember to take it out

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Re: EZPass Newbie
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #557 on: July 06, 2022, 10:43:58 PM »
The PA Green Plan only really gets you a discount during off-peak hours compared to the regular EZPass discount per the toll charts:

https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/tolls.html

The bigger news is that the PA Carpool Plan (PACP) discount is going away this Sunday at the GWB:

https://www.panynj.gov/port-authority/en/press-room/press-release-archives/2022-press-releases/new-cashless-tolling-activation-at-george-washington-bridge-set-.html

This leaves the Lincoln Tunnel as the last remaining crossing where the PACP is available -- it requires staffed booths -- until the PANYNJ does it away with it later this year after the moving to all-cashless tolling.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #558 on: July 06, 2022, 11:20:05 PM »
Yeah, the carpool needing manned lanes is a bunch of nonsense. They made it work in other places.

In CA, there is some sort of transponder with a toggle on it to select the number of passengers in the car. They can always audit via photo or something to ensure people don't game the system.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #559 on: July 07, 2022, 12:07:06 AM »
Yeah, the carpool needing manned lanes is a bunch of nonsense. They made it work in other places.

In CA, there is some sort of transponder with a toggle on it to select the number of passengers in the car. They can always audit via photo or something to ensure people don't game the system.
Photo of what?

They just want $$$.