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EZPassMA Toll Reductions in Massachusetts

The new rules require EZPassMA users to maintain all of their records for the life of the account, plus one additional year. These records include everything from your EZPass and Fastlane data to reports from cash collection and electronic tolling. These documents also include old letters. In order to keep them all, you need to pay a one-time fee of $18.


The E-ZPass transponder is available for purchase at a variety of retail outlets and at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. It can be linked to a credit or debit card or bank account. To make sure that it is working correctly, it should be inserted into the car in the proper position and held for two to three seconds.

The new system will replace the old tol system. Instead of using paper-based toll receipts, the new system will use photos of kentekens to authenticate a holder. It will also have a “hot list” for quick identification. It will also prevent bepaling or hard ribbing.

If you are unfamiliar with how E-ZPass works, it is a form of electronic toll collection that was introduced in Massachusetts in 1998. The system is operated by member states of the E-ZPass Interagency Group, which makes it universally compatible. However, if you are a resident of a state that uses E-ZPass, you can get a special transponder for a small fee.


The E-ZPass is a toll pass that allows drivers to pay tolls for certain roads. It allows users to drive on toll roads in Massachusetts and some neighboring states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Its use is optional in New Hampshire.

Massachusetts residents can obtain an E-ZPassMA transponder and enjoy a discount of 55C at the Sumner Tunnel and 30C at the Ted Williams Tunnel. Those who do not live in the state can also obtain a special transponder. In addition, residents of Charlestown, Chelsea, and North End pay only $0.15 at the Tobin Bridge. Others pay the regular cash rate. The E-ZPass MA customer service call line will be unavailable from 6 p.m. on Friday and Nov. 1. MassDOT officials are switching over to a new system and customers have complained about frustration. Customers have also had problems getting free transponders. Some service centers had long lines this week. But MassDOT announced a grace period that would allow those who get transponders within 6 months to charge their tolls to their E-ZPass account.

Currently, the E-ZPass system is used in 14 states, including New York City. Although the system is compatible across borders, different states charge different fees for transponders and account maintenance. To avoid paying more than you must, order your pass from across the border.


Massachusetts has released rates for E-ZPassMA drivers and they include discounts. The rate reductions include the Allston-Brighton toll being halved and many other tolls would be reduced by lesser amounts. According to MassDOT, the changes are not meant to penalize any part of the state, but rather to provide for additional processing and mailing costs. The rates apply every time a driver passes under a gantry, and each month, drivers will be billed.


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