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VA delegate attempting to end VADOT's monthly E-ZPass fee

GasBuddy Blog -- Del. G. Manoli Loupassi from Virginia is on a mission to end the practice of Virginia's Department of Transportation assessing a monthly fee on your E-ZPass.

VADOT started charging a monthly fee of 50 cents per month on regular transponders and $1 for Flex transponders last July. VADOT insists the fee is necessary to cover administration of the E-ZPass program, which allows users with transponders to use an open road tolling system. Other states also charge monthly fees that vary from 75 cents a month in Ohio to as much as $1.50 per month in Maryland. Indiana, New Jersey, and New York charge $1/mo. Pennsylvania assesses $3 per year.

The number of states that charge monthly fees for transponders is limited, and seven states...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:58:36 AM

stealth: basically you're using the toll roads so you can get faster from point A to B. And you pay for that time gain.
stealthvan
Veteran Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:17:13 PM

There shouldn't be a monthly charge for a service that you are essentially required to sign up for; if you don't use it reguarly you are paying for other people to use the road!
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:51:52 AM

why not build it into the fee for the use?
tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 4:48:19 PM

VA delegate attempting to end VADOT's monthly E-ZPass fee?
Why is there a charge for a charge?
We don't have such a thing (Toll Roads) and I hope never will – the roads are called 'Freeways!' - supported by fuel taxes and the taxpayers!
Vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
FBI2991
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 1:21:44 PM

Gas prices????
Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:55:57 PM

Ok
fieldt
Champion Author Lansing

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:40:10 PM

$1/month seems reasonable to me.
BeanoLI
All-Star Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:32:33 PM

Why is there an EZ PASS fee anyway ? Admin FEE ? What the heck is that ? And what does the administration do for me ?
TAT36
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Posted yesterday but the same as then some one has to pay for the technology and equipment for the systems, so like the man says, pay me now or pay me later.
beachd8
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:25:41 PM

I avoid taking toll roads, but that works for my current circumstances.
amearly
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:25:02 PM

So are we shooting for a week of the same article????
kuma2000
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:23:43 PM

Enough is enough.
rjoeh
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:22:51 PM

As a non-frequent driver in the toll road jungle.. I have an e-zpass unit in my car just to save carrying a lot of cash for tolls. If my floating balance were to be disolved by fee's... I'd stop using the program and be a nuisance when traveling by bringing small change to pay tolls.
Alaydown
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:22:34 PM

Taxed Enough Already (TEA)!
OnEmptyMO
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:21:36 PM

Day three I believe for this article...no comment.
skybiker
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:21:35 PM

There should be no Govt run toll roads period!
tl1000rzx2
Rookie Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:21:12 PM

The EZ pass system is far cheaper to maintain than paying an attendant, transporting and counting cash, etc, etc. So why the fee?
Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:20:48 PM

TODAY IS 01/27/2013!
mickealo
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:20:41 PM

well they will get your money one way or the other
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:20:34 PM

Ok
bouncing4fun
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:20:14 PM

ok
OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:19:29 PM

Good
WhiteTreeIndian
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:15:08 PM

They should knock fees off esp since they make ez pass mandatory many places.
sit
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:14:39 PM

Old article.
TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:14:22 PM

The state having to tax everything to make money.
HelenT
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:14:16 PM

old
rippertoo
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:12:53 PM

What a waste of time. No wonder VA. is so messed up.
pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:11:56 PM

ok
TNT2EC
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:11:26 PM

Do it.
lunarrv15
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:10:49 PM

okay..interesting
thanks for posting on Gb blog
crmedic
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:09:16 PM

I think I read this one yesterday and it does not affect my fuel prices in Arkansas.
rrs517
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:08:07 PM

About time - just another tax on top of a tax.
Skipper52
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:03:53 PM

ON
Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:03:29 PM

This one has been hanging around for a couple days now.
prcoqui
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:02:38 PM

Repeated news.
MaxGasUp
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:02:20 PM

Old.
LtRTH
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:02:03 PM

Glad there's no toll roads here in Mo.
pbalmeo
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:00:45 PM

More taxes.
redhornet
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:59:57 AM

why
RamboOn66
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:59:27 AM

What does the Veterans Administration have to do with this?
Rich_pa
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:59:24 AM

Just keep the fee.
warlord1
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:57:55 AM

interesting
NanookAK
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:53:33 AM

Old news
YodaON
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:52:26 AM

Governments need their funding
rjd1608
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:52:04 AM

commented yesterday
CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:51:50 AM

Is this the second or third time I've posted to this article?

Public service announcement: if you travel to a much different time zone, pay close attention to the time that you check into GasBuddy. I didn't pay attention, as my iphone had changed to French time, I assumed my computer had also. Noooooo. It was still back on SB time. So I went from 181 consecutive days to 0. Eeeeeegggggggghhhhhhh. Lost my "wings". My horror and remorse could only be somewhat placated by a couple of chocolate tarts and a double espresso. We all mourn in our own ways...
BJ1947
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:49:18 AM

revenue down because gas is to high, got to get the money somewhere!
mikesr100
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:48:06 AM

Next they will try to tax the amount air we breath!
WonderfulMI
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:47:38 AM

Freeways are not free. They are either supported by Socialism (the taxpayer) or they are toll-roads (paid for by the user).
Zackny
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:47:30 AM

old news
Tegger
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:47:27 AM

Deja vu
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