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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 07:06:11 PM »
There are 3 different issuers for the EZpass in NY, and 1 (or 2) of them have a $1/month fee.

I just called N.Y. E-Z Pass. They told me that if it is issued by Port Authority, there is a $1 monthly fee. MTA and NY Thruway do not charge the fee.

She told me that it is up to the agency to choose who they take. Meaning, if I apply for the E-Z Pass, they will decide who issues me the E-Z Pass. They might choose P.A., or they might not. She told me that if Port Authority chooses me, I can cancel and reapply and hope one of the others chooses me next time.

Sounds like a crazy system to me!!

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 07:12:02 PM »
I get charged $1 for my NY E-Z pass (from the NY service center). Never heard of an option that has that fee waived. If anyone has any links, please share.

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2012, 07:12:39 PM »
I just called N.Y. E-Z Pass. They told me that if it is issued by Port Authority, there is a $1 monthly fee. MTA and NY Thruway do not charge the fee.

She told me that it is up to the agency to choose who they take. Meaning, if I apply for the E-Z Pass, they will decide who issues me the E-Z Pass. They might choose P.A., or they might not. She told me that if Port Authority chooses me, I can cancel and reapply and hope one of the others chooses me next time.

Sounds like a crazy system to me!!


I picked one up at a local store in BP for $30 with $30 credit, and it's issued by the MTA.

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2012, 07:39:05 PM »
I picked one up at a local store in BP for $30 with $30 credit, and it's issued by the MTA.
So it's confirmed that the MTA card has no fees?

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2012, 07:54:59 PM »
MA has free EZ passes with no fees.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2012, 08:22:39 PM »
MA has free EZ passes with no fees.

But do you get discounts on New York tolls with MA E-Z pass?

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2012, 11:38:41 AM »
There are 3 different issuers for the EZpass in NY, and 1 (or 2) of them have a $1/month fee.
Thanks AsherO! I've been paying the fee for years, I will try to get one from the MTA.

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2012, 02:37:39 AM »
But do you get discounts on New York tolls with MA E-Z pass?

Not sure if this chart is accurate/current, but it definitely seems comprehensive (though not necessarily comprehensible ;))

Cf. Wikipedia's chart.

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2012, 07:51:24 AM »
make sure to add the carpool feature well worth the $1/mo even if youy travel once! (with 3 ppl)
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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2012, 09:40:04 AM »
does this MTA Ezpass have the option for the $2 carpool for the NY/NJ tunnels or is it ony with the PA Ezpass?

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2012, 10:00:27 AM »
If I currently have a NY EZpass issued by PANYNJ that charges the $1.00 service fee, it seems like I will have to cancel it, reapply and hope for another agency the next time around. Is this right?

I picked one up at a local store in BP for $30 with $30 credit, and it's issued by the MTA.
Which store?

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2012, 10:32:53 AM »
does this MTA Ezpass have the option for the $2 carpool for the NY/NJ tunnels or is it ony with the PA Ezpass?

Yes. the MTA Tag does have the carpool option but it ain't 2 bucks anymore. It went up to $3.50 lst year.

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2012, 11:00:36 AM »
Which store?

A thru Z Insurance
4021 14th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

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Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2012, 12:13:58 PM »
A thru Z Insurance
4021 14th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Thanks. I'll check them out. Have you had any difficulties managing or refilling your account online since purchasing a tag from them?

Yes. the MTA Tag does have the carpool option but it ain't 2 bucks anymore. It went up to $3.50 lst year.
So the carpool option is available on all tags and costs 3.50 regardless of which agency issues your tag?

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Re: Re: E-Z Pass
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2012, 12:22:35 PM »
Thanks. I'll check them out. Have you had any difficulties managing or refilling your account online since purchasing a tag from them?
 So the carpool option is available on all tags and costs 3.50 regardless of which agency issues your tag?
yes, the carpool price went up when they raised the tolls