MassDOT sees an uptick in EZ Pass interest

25,000 transponders were distributed within two weeks

BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – All electronic tolling on the Tobin Bridge appears to have “prompted renewed interest among the public” for EZ Pass transponders, according to MassDOT spokeswoman Cyndi Roy Gonzalez.

She said 25,000 transponders have been distributed within the last two weeks, a jump up from the weekly average of 3,857 transponders. For those who have transponders, the toll is automatically deducted when they travel over the Tobin.

Under the new system transportation officials hope to spread statewide, drivers without the devices will be identified by their license plate and be sent a bill in the mail.

On Tuesday, Gonzalez said the state has issued 12,000 “Pay by Plate” invoices since the system went live in mid-July, and several hundred of those have been paid.

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