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Old 05-01-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Default NY EZ PASS vs. NJ EZ PASS

Hello,

I currently have NY EZ PASS, but I live in NJ and use NJ Turnpike a lot to commute. Would I get a better rate if I get a NJ EZ PASS? How about going thru Holland Tunnel? Which one is better? Does anyone know?

Thanks,

Atsushi
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I once had a NJ EZ Pass and then switched to a NY one a while back. I think Jersey charges a $1-$2/month maintenance fee - which pizzed me off.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I think that the only discounts that apply in NJ are based upon zip code, where you would need a NJ EZ-Pass, as opposed to a participating member system's EZ-Pass. I see no difference with my NY EZ-Pass, and that of one used in the DC area on the NJTurnpike, etc.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Not sure if this helps but a Staten Island NY EZPASS offers a substantial discount on the Verrazano Bridge.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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With a NY EzPass, one doesn't get the discounts on the Turnpike or GSP tolls. Take that into consideration.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I get the NJTurnpike and GSP discounts for off-peak travel with both E-ZPasses, as NJ offers it to customers of the system, not just NJ residents. There are some NJ-only discounts, but that depends upon the zip code of residence, not whether or not one has a pass from NJ.

Here's a link to the NJ Tolls: New Jersey Turnpike Authority that shows the available discounts via E-ZPass.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Have you checked that recently? NJ suspended discounts on non-NJ EzPasses not too long ago. NY did the same thing in response. My wife has one and I have the other so I deal with it depending on who's car we are in.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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It's all right here:

New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Residency doesn't matter, just where the EZ Pass was purchased. My wife still has her NJ one and it still gets the discounts even though she is now a NY resident.

Edit: just noticed you provided the same link. It's all in there. Wherever it specifies NJ Ezpass program, a NJ Ezpass is required. It's not based on residency.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Now that you mention it, I do recall the tit-for-tat response between NJ and NY over the discounts issue. I just checked my statement, and it's correct, but that applies only to the Turnpike for the OP. The bridges and tunnels are Port Authority controlled, so one would still get the off-peak discounts, and the enrolled discounts for the SI bridges, so I'd go with a NJ-based EZPass because of the issue if one wanted discounts on the Turnpike, though one would not get the discounts in NY. Of course, you could have two transponders and use the one in NJ for the discounts, switching to NY for NY-based uses.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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With a NY EzPass, one doesn't get the discounts on the Turnpike or GSP tolls. Take that into consideration.
I don't get why. It should work anywhere. I just signed up for the NY Ezpass.
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