Traffic: NC’s Quick Pass and E-ZPass now function as one
Raleigh – Beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012, drivers with an E-ZPass or NC Quick Pass hardcase transponder can travel in all E-ZPass states and North Carolina using their prepaid electronic toll collection account.
“This is an exciting day for the people in 15 states and a monumental business agreement for the tolling industry,” said E-ZPass Group’s Executive Director PJ Wilkins.
“NC Quick Pass customers who have hard cases can now travel from North Carolina to Maine, or west to Illinois, utilizing the convenience of all-electronic tolling,” said NC Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner.
Toll technology has come a long way since the start of electronic toll collection. NCTA procured technology that is compatible with other tolling programs. NCTA started discussions with E-ZPass, the largest tolling program in the US, and through their efforts an agreement was developed that now provides customers with the convenience of utilizing E-ZPass and NC Quick Pass.
“I am very proud that North Carolina is the first state to implement an agreement of this kind with E-ZPass, said NC Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti. This allows our customers the freedom to travel on many tolling roads with the same ease as traveling at home. We hope that other states will join as well to share in this convenience.”
For details on the ability to utilize your E-ZPass or NC Quick Pass, visit either website or call a customer service center in your state.