2009-01-29 / News

RITBA starts blog for E-ZPass updates

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority recently announced the completion of the E-ZPass system on the Newport/Pell Bridge.

They also announced that beginning Sunday, Feb.1, tokens will no longer be accepted. Due to the steady stream of updates, RITBA has started an E-ZPass blog. The blog can be accessed through the RITBA website at www.ritba.org.

"The goal of the blog is to keep the public up to date on information regarding E-ZPass while creating a space for open dialog," said David Darlington, chairman of RITBA. "I will be checking the blog on a regular basis to respond to questions and monitor feedback."

E-ZPass is an electronic toll collection system which takes tokens out of the toll collection process. Instead, drivers establish an account, prepay tolls and attach a small electronic device to their vehicles. Tolls are automatically deducted from the prepaid account as an E-ZPass customer passes through the toll lane. To learn more about E-ZPass go to www.ezpassritba.com.

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