The New Jersey
Department of Transportation said last week it had started repairs
to the E-ZPass toll system so that toll cheats would no longer get
a free ride, The New York Times reported Dec. 20.
shut down a large part of the electronic enforcement system intended
to catch toll cheaters, The Newark Star-Ledger reported Dec.
18. Nothing stopped people from beating tolls for months at nearly
300 tollbooths on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.
had not been able to stop the automatic enforcement system from
producing hundreds of thousands of false tickets, the newspaper
said, so they extended a moratorium on violations.
of tolls through the E-ZPass system was scheduled to return in March
after repairs were made, The Star-Ledger reported. But the
DOT has moved the schedule up, The Times reported, and is issuing
about 300 violation notices each day.
a department spokesman, told The Times that up to a third
of the booths should be operational and recording violations by