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Old 09-17-2013, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, NJ
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My opinion,

Require that all drivers on these toll roads must have an EZ-pass. Make all toll booths high speed types as to avoid traffic at those bottlenecks. Make sure that EZ-pass tags are easily obtainable for free of charge coupled to an account. In other words, make EZ-pass a required form of payment and not a revenue maker in of itself. Increase flow of traffic and avoid introducing those areas where some idiot cuts over 4 lanes at the toll both because they didn't plan ahead.

Establish a program for those that are passing through to have a temporary EZ-pass tag.

There are many facilities in life that require some sort of membership. Just like no one is forcing you to use said membership only facilities, no one is forcing you to use the garden state parkway.
That's not a bad idea but will be a problem for out of town travelers. You could probably sell disposable tags or something at the rest stops/supermarkets, etc but it would still cause problems. It used to be free - that $1/mo surcharge is ridiculous. We're saving them a ton of money by not requiring manpower at the toll booths.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Some where North of South Jersey
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Florida Sun pass, George Peach pass, New Jersey EZ-Pass.....makes you think it should be called Garden Pass or something stupid like it. Everything else they do is stupid!
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:44 AM
 
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Effective Monday October 17th, 2011, the GSP will no longer allow you to mail in your toll amount if you don't have exact change, instead they have installed cameras at each exact change booth and will send you a $50.00 fine in the mail. They also say this is in effect for toll booths at exits and ramps that are never manned. My question is what happens when the exact change lanes don't register the money you put in which happens quite often? Maybe they need to spend the people's money and have all toll booths manned. They are trying to force everyone to get E-ZPASS?
The toll collectors put their life on the line for you and me, they have to get paid. $50 fine seem like a bargain.
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