REACH THE BEACH: Governor Larry Hogan Saves Marylanders $46 Million by Permanently Eliminating E-ZPass Transponder Fee

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REACH THE BEACH: Governor Larry Hogan Saves Marylanders $46 Million by Permanently Eliminating E-ZPass Transponder Fee

Gov. Larry Hogan reduced taxes, tolls and fees for four years in a row by 1.2 billion and today puts another $46 million back in pockets of taxpayers by offering EZ pass transponders free of charge, no upfront cost no monthly cost and lowering Bay Bridge toll costs for EZ pass users who can get the device FREE

Governor Larry Hogan Saves Marylanders $46 Million by Permanently Eliminating E-ZPass Transponder Fee

Provides Free E-ZPass Transponders, Reduced Toll Rates For All Marylanders
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will permanently eliminate the $7.50 E-ZPass Maryland transponder fee for all new customers, putting $46 million back into Marylanders’ wallets over the next five years. In 2015, the governor announced major toll rollbacks across the state, resulting in $270 million in savings for our citizens.
“Today, we continue moving forward with a commitment to provide relief for Maryland taxpayers by putting an additional $46 million back into the pockets of hardworking middle class families, retirees, and small businesses – and back into our growing economy,” said Governor Hogan. “Three years ago I stood here at this very spot and began a statewide toll cut that started with $270 million – the first time tolls had been cut in Maryland in 50 years – and with today’s transponder fee elimination, we have now cut taxes, tolls, and fees by over $1.2 billion in the last four years.”
Free transponders eliminate $6 million in fees and provide new E-ZPass Maryland customers $40 million in toll discounts over the next five years. Customers using E-ZPass Maryland save 25 percent or more on Maryland tolls. At the Bay Bridge, the savings increases to 37.5 percent, or $2.50 for an E-ZPass customer versus $4.00 using cash.
In addition, the MDTA will replace nearly 400,000 aged transponders that are currently in circulation at no cost to customers. Anyone who bought a transponder in 2018 will be issued a credit of $7.50 as long as the account is registered and in good standing. Customers who bought a transponder this calendar year will see the $7.50 credit on their accounts in the next several weeks.
“It’s never been a better time to become an E-ZPass Maryland customer,” said MDTA Executive Director Kevin C. Reigrut. “Current cash and video tolling customers can now get a free transponder and save time and money with the substantial discount that E-ZPass Maryland offers.”
Additional E-ZPass benefits include an enhanced customer experience at toll plazas, time savings when traveling, improved air quality by lowering emissions, and by far, the most efficient toll payment method. The 2015 Toll Roll Back Plan also eliminated the $1.50 monthly account maintenance fee, and in February 2018, the MDTA unveiled its new E-ZPass Maryland mobile website, providing customers with an easier and more-convenient way to access to their accounts via ezpassmd.com.
Financed solely by toll revenue, the MDTA is the state agency that finances, owns, operates, and maintains the state’s eight toll facilities.

 

James MichaelJames has a badge showing that they are a constituent of Larry Hogan5:24 What about 895 and 95 tunnels?

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Randy Barbour5:22 So nice to finally have a great Governor!

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Diane Wheeler5:21 Are we still going to have 10 toll lanes going down to 2 lanes of travel?!?!

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Carol McGowan5:16 Please help retires with our prescription plans for next year

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Jill Bailey Krell5:12 Way to go Larry

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Amber M Sanders5:11 What!!!!!! Thank you Hogan!!!

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FlyGuy Kedd5:09 Man you bouta make me hug you!!!!

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Traci Briemann5:05 Holy cow!! Yes!!!

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Jenny Deurer5:03 We do not want it to be more expensive for visitors!!! Tourism is amazing

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Bryce Yelton4:55 Thank you from all Salisbury students!

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Kymie Loughry4:55 Awesome thanks Governor

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Margie Gallagher4:48 This is the best governor EVER! I love Larry Hogan!

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David MullinsDavid has a badge showing that they are a constituent of Larry Hogan4:46 O’Malley is crying!

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Lee Blumer-Rzepecki4:44 How about using some of the money that is wasted on Baltimore City education for students who do not even show up, to pave the roads.

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Charles Richter Jr.4:43 Gotta beable to afford gas to go to the beach

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Chris Maxwell4:40 Hogan you’re the man! Thanks for looking after us Marylanders

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Darren Epps4:38 What about regular $4 toll payments

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Joe Weissner4:36 Now get rid of the emissions testing that is only done in certain counties !!!

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Faith DavisFaith has a badge showing that they are a constituent of Larry Hogan4:33 Will a new one be mailed to me?

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Chris MowlChris has a badge showing that they are a constituent of Larry Hogan4:32 Great job hogan

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Shannon Skarpsvärd4:29 Thank you Governor Hogan!!

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Gail Belt Fissel4:27 Thank you Governor Hogan!!

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Diane L. Uleau4:26 Some are never satisfied! Our Governor is the best. Another four years!!!!

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Adriano Valeri4:23 Best Maryland Governor ever. You would be an outstandig US President

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Chris Chaffee4:17 Great Job it keeps the traffic moving.

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Earl Woodall4:16 Thank you

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Ed HaywoodEd has a badge showing that they are a constituent of Larry Hogan4:13 This is what you get when elect Republicans!

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Linda Hensley4:08 Let’s be thankful for all Gov. Hogan has done for us. Why always look for the negative, there will always be more to be done.

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Matthew RiesnerMatthew has a badge showing that they are a constituent of Larry Hogan4:02 We need a national standard for electronic toll devices

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Alan Beyth3:57 Love my Governor.. finally someone who puts us first

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Kathleen Blanchard Spicer3:52 Yay now I can get my EZ Pass and not just pay those bills when they come since I only drive through a few times a year!!!!!

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Kathleen Blanchard Spicer3:52 Yay now I can get my EZ Pass and not just pay those bills when they come since I only drive through a few times a year!!!!!

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Kevin Cox3:50 Thank you Larry hogan you are the best Governor that
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Tim Twomey3:48 I would gladly pay the fees if you would just fix the roads. Roads in wheaton are like living in a third world country.

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Jeff Chalk Jr.3:44 This is cool but what you don’t know is, they are paying for this by eliminating the jobs of tool booth workers

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Laura Oertly3:43 So maybe this is where the money went you saved on taking away prescription plan from your loyal Maryland State Retirees. Disgusting.

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Tim Dekker3:42 Ashley Dekker ayy time to get an easy pass. Our new Governer is awesome

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Kevin G Buckner3:38 Heck yes

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Emily Van Oudenaren3:36 Cut tolls for MD citizens but increase for all of the PA/NJ/VA drivers heading to the beach. Also, surcharge for everyone who wants leave during rush hour and make it cheaper during non-peak as incentive to help those of us who just want to get home from work during rush hour.

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