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E-ZPass On-the-Go tags available for purchase at all cash lanes at GI toll barriers

Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced Tuesday E-ZPass On-the-Go tags are available for purchase at all cash lanes at the Grand Island toll barriers. E-ZPass On-the-Go allows travelers to open an E-ZPass account without filling out an application or waiting in line.
"E-ZPass saves time and money and with the expansion of cashless tolling in Grand Island at the end of March and systemwide by the end of 2020, we are encouraging all motorists to sign up for E-ZPass to start reaping its benefits," Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. "This is a great opportunity for drivers to purchase an E-ZPass, the most-convenient method of paying tolls, without leaving their car."
Grand Island toll barriers will be converted to all cashless tolling this month.
Motorists can pick up an E-ZPass On-the-Go tag in the cash lanes of the Grand Island toll barriers for $25 (cash only), plus the cash toll for that trip. Customers must then register the tag online or by calling 1-800-697-1554. The $25 is credited in full to the customer's account to be used on future tolls and the tag becomes active in 24 hours.
Additionally, E-ZPass On-the-Go tags can now be purchased at 26 Thruway service areas across its 570-mile system, which spans from New York City to Buffalo and the Pennsylvania border and nearly 800 locations across the state including select grocery and convenience stores, and government offices.
According to the Thruway Authority, in 2017, more than 266.5 million motorists traveled the New York State Thruway, an increase of 6.8 million drivers over 2016. E-ZPass transactions accounted for more than 74 percent of toll transactions, a 2 percent increase from 2016.
E-ZPass is accepted in 16 states nationwide including New York. Anyone, regardless of state residency, can sign up for a New York E-ZPass.
Customers can sign up for E-ZPass discount plans such as "Pay Per Trip," which is linked to a bank account, not a credit card, and pays tolls incurred once per day and a prepaid E-ZPass account balance is not required.
Customers can also pay their account by credit card, bank account, check or money order.
Sign up for a Thruway E-ZPass account at www.e-zpassny.com.

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