Twenty-six agencies in 15 states in the Northeast and Midwest accept EZPass on their toll roads, including the Tri-State area. Vermont and Connecticut are non-toll states and do not accept EZPass on any of their roads.
EZPass allows drivers to avoid using coins, tokens and tickets to drive on toll roads. Drivers instead pay tolls electronically when they drive through specially equipped toll lanes that read a small electronic tag attached to the vehicle's windshield. The tag must be installed 1 inch below the top of the windshield above the rear view mirror. An antenna reads the information stored in the card and automatically debits the driver's prepaid EZPass account. Video cameras capture images of toll evaders.
Drivers can open a prepaid EZPass account with cash, credit cards or personal checks. Drivers who choose to pay with credit cards can have their prepaid account automatically replenished. Cash and personal check drivers can replenish their accounts at an EZPass customer service center or by mail. EZPass sends periodic statements by mail or email with a list of transactions.
EZPass's website allows drivers to update their EZPass accounts with new vehicle or license plate information, add additional credit cards, sign up for important notifications, and find discounts. EZPass Plus customers in New York can use their EZPass account to pay for parking in nine parking lots, including at five airports, if the fee is less than $20.