Delaware may dump New Jersey as E-ZPass partner

| Thursday, January 09, 2003

Delaware wants out of its E-ZPass partnership with neighboring New Jersey, the New Castle-Wilmington News Journal reported Jan. 7.

Customer service problems, including long waits for subscribers who call the partnership, are among the reasons cited by the smaller state for wanting out. In addition, the state had expected to share in profits produced by E-ZPass; instead, the system is in debt.

State Department of Transportation officials told the newspaper Delaware could have to spend up to $14 million to extract itself from the partnership, which has been in effect for seven years. However, E-ZPass users would still be able to use the same passes if the system does change.

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