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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 (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: 2nd ezpass
« Reply #60 on: August 22, 2012, 02:07:45 PM »
1-How do I add a 2nd ezpass for a 2nd car?
2-Can both ez pass be on my name or does 1 go on my wife's name?
3-My first ezpass is port authority NY for carpool discounts on the Outherbridge, with $1 monthly. Should the 2nd one also be from there, or do I get a NY Thruway one?

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Re: 2nd ezpass
« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2012, 02:23:35 PM »
1-How do I add a 2nd ezpass for a 2nd car?
2-Can both ez pass be on my name or does 1 go on my wife's name?
3-My first ezpass is port authority NY for carpool discounts on the Outherbridge, with $1 monthly. Should the 2nd one also be from there, or do I get a NY Thruway one?

1 - Call the number on the tag and request an additional tag. They will ask you for the plate number of he additional vehicle. 

2 - it will be under the same name as the first one

3 - IME it will come from the same agency that the first is issued by

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2012, 02:47:02 PM »
1 - Call the number on the tag and request an additional tag. They will ask you for the plate number of he additional vehicle. 

2 - it will be under the same name as the first one

3 - IME it will come from the same agency that the first is issued by
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Or am i better off getting the 2nd one from the thruway?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #63 on: August 22, 2012, 03:07:11 PM »
SIDE QUESTION not otally related,

I recentlygot a new lease and need the velcro patches for the EZ Pass for the new car .

where can i get it ?
is it free to order directly ?

anyone had this issue ?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #64 on: August 22, 2012, 03:26:14 PM »
SIDE QUESTION not otally related,

I recentlygot a new lease and need the velcro patches for the EZ Pass for the new car .

where can i get it ?
is it free to order directly ?

anyone had this issue ?

I believe it's free.

It comes with the bag as well.

Login to your account online and then click this link - https://www.e-zpassny.com/vector/account/transponders/suppliesRequest.do
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2013, 09:34:13 AM »
I'm signing up for an EZ Pass soon, and I would like to know if anyone was able to get a "Resident Discount" for the verrazano bridge, without living in Staten Island.
From the ez pass website:

MTA Staten Island Residents*: Receive a $8.64 discount ($6.36 round trip versus the $15.00 cash rate) on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. If a resident takes more than two round trips in a calendar month, the discount will be $9.00 ($6.00 roundtrip versus the $15.00 cash rate). Vehicles must be registered to a valid resident address in Staten Island. Please note that vehicles used for commercial purposes are not eligible for residency plans. Residency status is subject to periodic review. Plan Code: (SIR)
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2013, 06:43:46 PM »
Any difference between the MTA and Thruway EZpass?
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2013, 07:10:59 PM »
Any difference between the MTA and Thruway EZpass?
If they are both free then I don't think so, I know the MTA is free.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2013, 07:23:33 PM »
I signed up on line for my easy pass and am getting charged $1/month. Is there a way to switch to a free account?

IIRC there was no option online to chose who issues the pass, how do we chose?

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Re: EZPass Newbie
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #70 on: May 09, 2013, 10:09:12 PM »
If they are both free then I don't think so, I know the MTA is free.
Any difference between the MTA and Thruway EZpass?
read thru this thread, apparently there are some differences, though not sure exactly what they are

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #71 on: May 09, 2013, 10:20:26 PM »
Reduced toll on inter-boro crossings?
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2013, 10:21:50 PM »
I signed up on line for my easy pass and am getting charged $1/month. Is there a way to switch to a free account?

IIRC there was no option online to chose who issues the pass, how do we chose?
depending where you live and what plan you are applying for; they will send you the tags of the department that you require.
if you live in NJ you will get the PA-NY/NY which cost $1 per month, if you live in brooklyn they will send you MTA. if you call them up they will tell you what they send to your place.

but even if you live in brooklyn if you select the 'carpool' option they will send you the PA-NY/NJ one so what you want to do is get the regular ezpass w/o selecting anything and after it arrives call up and add the 'carpool' plan.

if you do not live in Brooklyn (but you have access to a brooklyn address) you can sign up with a Brooklyn address and as soon as you get accepted call them and ask the to change your shipping address to the place you want it to be.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2013, 10:39:16 PM »
And for upstate residents they send the Thruwy tag?
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #74 on: May 10, 2013, 09:33:19 AM »
For those travelling Brookly to Lakewood often, it seems the best option is NJTBA or NYSTA, both don't charge a monthly fee. The benefit of NY EZ-Pass accounts is that they charge $10.66 instead of $15 on the Verrazano. The NJ EZ-Pass on the other hand has a small discount on the GSP and NJ turnpike but the $4.33 on the Verrazano outweighs that benefit.

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