Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Thursday that Maryland tolls are now permanently cashless.
The new tolling system includes the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95), Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95), the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895), and Nice/Middleton Bridge (US 301), according to Hogan’s press release.
Other Marland Transportation Authority facilities, including the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200, I-95 Express Toll Lanes in Baltimore, and the Key (I-695) and Hatem (US 40) bridges, already operate under all-electronic tolling.
“In addition to historic toll relief and record-breaking progress on critical infrastructure updates, permanent all-electronic tolling is the latest step we have taken to save motorists time and money,” Hogan said.
“By combining innovation, safety, and savings, this truly is a win-win for the state government and for everyone who travels in our great state.”
Even better news: Motorists using Maryland’s roads no longer have to come to a complete stop to pay their tolls.
The state’s tolls are collected through E-ZPass and video tolling.
Under all-electronic tolling, motorists who previously paid with cash at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway, Fort McHenry Tunnel, Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, and the Nice/Middleton Bridge are currently assessed via video tolling at the cash rate.
The governor said Maryland’s cashless tolling system saves drivers both time and money.
MDTA initially implemented all-electronic tolling statewide in March as part of its COVID-19 response.
Be sure to pick up your free E-ZPass On-the-Go transponders. New responders are pre-loaded with $25.00.
Drivers will soon also have the option to register their vehicle for a new Pay-By-Plate method, according to Hogan’s press release.
The new method should allow tolls to be automatically billed to credit cards at the same rate as cash toll rates for all facilities, except the Intercounty Connector and I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL).
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