Temporary E-ZPass sign-up center attracts lots of drivers

Hungry Hill Senior Center hosted event for drivers to receive free transponders

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – E-ZPass transponders flew off the shelves on Wednesday at Springfield’s Hungry Hill Senior Center.

Neighbors lined up to sign up for the transponders at this unusual distribution center. Springfield state representative Jose Tosado convinced MassDOT to bring its E-ZPass van to Springfield, simplifying the process of getting a transponder.

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Ozzie Horsley told 22News he has good reason to want a transponder for travel on the Massachusetts Turnpike. “My family is in Boston. So I go frequently.” Horsley said that the temporary location “beats going to the registry and standing in line. Anything beats going to the registry.”

MassDOT is just weeks away from implementing it’s new electronic system to register tolls as cars pass under a gantry, meaning drivers will no longer have to stop at a toll plaza.

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