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Posted: 07/17/21 06:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did not know MN had any toll roads.

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Apparently they don't have any toll roads, per se, but some HOV/Express lanes that carry tolls at certain time periods for non-HOV use, and a couple toll bridges.





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Gooma wrote:

I did not know MN had any toll roads.


What DrewE said :

Apparently they don't have any toll roads, per se, but some HOV/Express lanes that carry tolls at certain time periods for non-HOV use, and a couple toll bridges

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Michelle.S wrote:

We actually have two EZ Pass transponders, one for towing and one if running solo. Just have to make sure you have the correct one on the windshield with the other in it's shielded bag.


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We moved to Florida last year and bought the Sun Pass. We had a 40' motorhtome and towed. Was assured that the system could count the axles. No need to have multiples. We did buy a second one just so we didn't have to remember to take it out of one vehicle to put in another. Works like a charm.

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Fla-Sun Pass is good in GA and NC. They recently announced a new Sun Pass transponder that is good in the EZ Pass network too… mainly the NE.


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If you travel the toll roads in FL, you will definitely want a Sun Pass or acceptable alternative (EZ Pass is one) as many of the toll roads are doing away with traditional toll booths where you can pay with cash and doing toll by plate. Not a huge deal, but there is a $2.50 fee added to each invoice for toll by plate.

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New York State Thruway is now electronic and if you don't have an EZ Pass they bill you by mail. Don't know what the surcharge is for that, but I'm sure there is one.


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Michelle.S wrote:

New York State Thruway is now electronic and if you don't have an EZ Pass they bill you by mail. Don't know what the surcharge is for that, but I'm sure there is one.


Having personal experience with that, I can report that there is a $2.00 per bill toll administration surcharge, and of course the toll rates themselves are the higher "cash" rate vs. the lower EZ-Pass rate.

$2.00 probably is about right for covering the costs of printing and mailing bills and processing the payments that are received; I doubt they are making any real profit on the toll-by-mail surcharge. On the other hand, when there were actual people collecting the tolls in toll booths, there never was a separate surcharge to cover their wages and other expenses related to the process of toll collection, so having an administrative surcharge at all here seems a bit excessive.

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The Mass Pike has no toll collectors either. I used the EZ Pass in Texas and never saw it posted to my account. I called both EZ Pass and Texas Tolls trying to pay and neither had any record of me using those toll roads. I don't want to find out on a traffic stop that there's an arrest warrant issued, but I did all I could do.





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