The North Carolina Turnpike Authority became the 26th agency in 15 states to accept E-ZPass on its toll facilities. The agency officially entered the E-ZPass Interagency Group on Thursday, Jan. 3. Transponders issued by all E-ZPass states now work on North Carolina’s Triangle Expressway, and NC Quick Pass transponders now work on other E-ZPass facilities.
E-ZPass is the electronic fare collection system on toll roads and bridges in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and now North Carolina.
The third and final phase of the Triangle Expressway, North Carolina’s first toll road, opened to traffic in December 2012. The road connects Interstate 40 in Durham with North Carolina Highway 55 in Holly Springs and includes a spur leading to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Another toll road called the Western Wake Express is under construction.
In a related announcement, North Carolina recently signed agreements for its NC Quick Pass transponders to be compatible with Peach Pass in Georgia and SunPass in Florida. Those systems are not part of the E-ZPass network. NC Quick Pass transponders will work in Georgia and Florida by summer, the operating agencies said.
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