E-ZPass transponder fees eliminated

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - Maryland drivers will no longer have to pay a fee to obtain a new transponder when they start using E-ZPass, Governor Larry Hogan announced along with the Maryland Transportation Department Authority, Wednesday. 

“It’s never been a better time to become an E-ZPass Maryland customer,” said MDTA Executive Director Kevin C. Reigrut. “Current cash and video tolling customers can now get a free transponder and save time and money with the substantial discount that E-ZPass Maryland offers.”

Customers using E-ZPass already save 25 percent on state tolls. At the Bay Bridge, the discount is steeper, charging E-ZPass holders $2.50 compared to the $4 for cash payers.

E-ZPass's monthly $1.50 maintenance fee was eliminated in 2015. Anyone who bought a transponder in 2018 will be issued a $7.50 credit to their accounts.

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