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Prepaid E-ZPass offers alternative for transponders
The state has quietly introduced an alternative to the traditional E-ZPass transponder, which requires motorists to provide personal information, register devices to specific vehicles, and keep the devices replenished with funds. New prepaid transponders, marketed as E-ZPass On The Go, let consumers shell out $20 and walk away with a transponder loaded with $20 in credit for immediate use at tolls, without needing to provide identifying details to the government. Authorities hope it will further ease tollbooth congestion.