E-ZPass system a success
To date, more than 52,000 transponders have been sold, affirming that Rhode Islanders have readily embraced the E-ZPass system on the Newport Bridge.
The E-ZPass office sales hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proof of R.I. residency is required whether the transponders are purchased in person or at www.ritba.org.
You'll want to get your transponder next week, because beginning June 1, the price of the transponders goes up. The transponders will be sold at cost, which is $20.95 for interior mounts and $33.04 for exterior or roof mounts.
Last year, the board of directors of RITBA voted to offer a discounted, "early bird" price for the transponders during the implementation period. The subsidized offer as well as the credit for outof state transponders will expire on June 1.
Tokens will continue to be accepted at the RITBA headquarters and E-ZPass office. Each token may be redeemed to 83 cents.