Friday, April 29, 2011
New York - Schumer Targets 'Highway Robbery' of Hidden E-Z Pass Toll Fee
New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says many drivers using the high-speed E-Z Pass lanes on New York highways are getting hit with a hidden fee.
Schumer says that because the high-speed lanes don’t warn a driver when their account is low, as happens in the slower lanes, drivers are being hit with $50 fees for depleting their accounts used to pay tolls.
Schumer is asking the state Thruway Authority to create a text messaging system that can be sent to drivers so they know when their E-Z Pass account is running on empty.
E-Z Pass operates the higher speed lanes at most upstate Thruway tolls and on the New York City bridges.