Saturday, March 14, 2009


We are making more frequent stops on this trip than we would like, to give Brynna and Jasper a break.

But, we are helped by the addition of an EZPass. This wireless transponder, for those that don't know, allows the user to drive through toll booths without having to stop and exchange money or tickets. The transponder is linked to a prepaid account, from which tolls are deducted.

Although it grew out of the Jersey Turnpike and NYC bridges, EZPass is compatible with similar systems used in other states we are passing through: New Hampshire, Indiana, and Illinois. That last one one is particularly useful, because there are about 3-5 tolls to pass through on either side of Chicago. The Illinois system is able to work at full highway speeds, too, so you don't even need to slow down.

Unfortunately, Ohio isn't with the program, and still uses tickets and cash exclusively.

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1 comment:

Clara said...

EZPass works in CA too. It's pretty handy, though my paranoid self generally keeps it in it's little anti-broadcast baggie, when not in use.