Watch your mailbox: You’re getting a ‘gift’ from NJ E-ZPass
You'll likely be getting a new E-ZPass transponder this year as they reach the end of their lifespan.
NJ E-ZPass, which issues the transponders for seven agencies with toll roads in New Jersey, said they will eventually just stop working as the batteries run out of power.
Nearly a million E-ZPass customers with active accounts that have been used in the past year will receive a transponder replacement kit in the mail between now and the end of the year. It includes a brand new transponder and a postage-paid envelope to return the old one.
How much does a replacement transponder cost?
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority Commissioners, which oversees NJ E-ZPass, approved the replacement by Conduent State & Local Solutions at a cost of $8.4 million. Each replacement costs $8.75.
Agencies whose E-ZPass customers are maintained by NJ E-ZPass include the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Burlington County Bridge Commission, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, the South Jersey Transportation Authority, the Delaware River Port Authority and the Cape May Bridge Commission.
Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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