2% of VA/E-ZPass accounts unused for 12 months

July 12, 2012

Just over two percent of around 560,000 E-ZPass in Virginia or 11,567 accounts in April this year were deemed "inactive," a status they earn after showing no toll transaction for 12 months.  That's according to Virginia DOT which runs the E-ZPass operation for all toll agencies in the state. And larger percentages apparently are unused for 6 months and 3 months.

It is this percentage of customers who get an electronic toll transponder, then hardly use it, that has got many tollers implementing a monthly fee. The problem of wasted transponders is understandably most serious where they are in effect "given away" without an intial charge.

Virginia E-ZPass asks only for some prepaid tolls and the automatic replenishment link of the account to a bank card or account.

The state has recently announced that new E-ZPass accounts will incur a 50c/month.

see earlier report:


TOLLROADSnews 2012-07-12

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