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Old 07-19-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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EZ Pass questions:

1. Can you obtain both NJ and NY passes?
2. What's the discount when you have the pass?
3. How do they know when I'm towing my airstream and when I'm not?
4. Do they offer a pre-paid version?

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Old 07-19-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by gomotomoto View Post
1. Can you obtain both NJ and NY passes?
yes, although nj suggested to me that it isn't advised.

2. What's the discount when you have the pass?
it varies. nj gives nj ez pass owners a better discount at times in nj. don't forget to put the unused pass in the foil bag or you'll pay twice.

3. How do they know when I'm towing my airstream and when I'm not?
sensors (in the road?) count axles.

4. Do they offer a pre-paid version?
i don't recall but the state website for each pass sould say if they do. the fine for a negative balance can hurt.

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Old 07-19-2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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I know a little bit about your question #1. I currently live in southern OH so don't typically need one, but much of my family live in CT, NJ, NY, and PA. When I looked into it for the few times a year I'd need it, I found that you only need an EZ-Pass (or equivalent) from one state. You could travel from Chicago, IL to NYC, Boston, Philly, NJ, etc. and the toll roads along the way would all accept your transponder. So you don't need one for each state, although you can purchase one. I believe the KS and FL systems are also compatible; I don't know about CO or TX.

As to #2 question (discounts), my understanding is that those vary with the agency that owns/administers the road/tunnel/bridge, but that most if not all apply to any transponder. The discount is essentially for not causing delays and for reducing the toll-taking expense by not requiring a manned lane. The page at has some details regarding NJ.

#3, again from the NJ website, indicates that they can detect you're towing and charging accordingly. See, question "I sometimes pull a camper or trailer with my vehicle. Can I still use my tag?" I'm not sure if this is the same in all states or not, but you can searching the web to learn more.

#4, again from the website, states that you establish a prepaid EZ-Pass account using cash, credit card, or personal check.
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:17 AM   #4
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I have my EZ from NJ. I get a senior discount. I have it linked to a credit card. I recommend that. Less cash invested into the EZ account.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:39 PM   #5
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We are NJ users of EZ-Pass and find it works fine in all places where it is accepted. The only mis-charge I have noted ( and I check my account periodically) was the Delaware River crossing from NJ - PA using Rt. 78. If you use the high speed lane they will charge us as a tractor-trlr commercial vehicle at $13 ( I think ). At that crossing I use the toll plaza EZ-pass lane and get charged correctly at $2. So get your EZ-Pass and you can be pretty comfortable that they will assess the charges correctly.
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