New Jersey will hire a single contractor to run its E-ZPass system, and will charge drivers who subscribe a $1-a-month service fee to help pay down the system's $400 million debt, state officials said, as reported by the AP.
Other states with E-ZPass have a similar monthly service charge, officials noted. Gov. Jim McGreevey said he also wants to cut E-ZPass toll discounts on the Garden State Parkway. A report released Wednesday said the administration of former Gov. Christie Whitman mismanaged E-ZPass.