Saturday, August 6, 2011
Why don't they get E-Z Pass?
From CBS 2:
The plastic pass requires an account with a cash balance from a credit card. One driver flatly said he didn’t want it, but his reasoning was uninformed.
“It’s too expensive,” he said.
The fact is, with E-ZPass you get a discount. A $6.50 fare is reduced to $4.80 with E-ZPass.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said out of its 25 million monthly transactions at nine bridges and tunnels, 20 percent were cash. The Port Authority said 25 percent are cash, instead of the electronic device, at its crossings.
“I can’t figure why they don’t have it,” another driver said.
And of course another reason some drivers might opt for paying cash is the fear that Big Brother is watching their every move.