What Are Some States That Honor E-ZPass?


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As of May 2015, states in New England that honor E-ZPass are Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Other participating states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. Some states to the south and west of these regions also honor it.

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Toll agencies in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania began exploring electronic toll collection in 1987. Within three years they created the E-ZPass Interagency Group. The founding agencies collected almost 70 percent of the toll revenue for the entire country. As of 2015, 15 states with 26 toll agencies are part of the E-ZPass program. With over $7 billion collected, it is the largest system of its kind in the world.

The E-ZPass system allows participating cars to travel through toll facilities without having to stop, which improves traffic flow. Drivers attach electronic transponders to their windshields. As a car passes through an E-ZPass location, an antenna reads the transponder. The car's E-ZPass account is automatically debited. In addition, E-ZPass Plus pays parking fees at participating facilities in New York and New Jersey.

People interested in E-ZPass are able to apply online through their states' programs or in person at customer service centers.

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