Leaving your E-ZPass transponder at home or wrapped in foil will not
save you from the 10-cent toll on the new Sakonnet River Bridge as some
customers are finding out.
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge
Authority's electronic toll system on the new bridge cantake a photograph of the vehicle's license plate and bill the E-ZPass customer, reports The Portsmouth Times.
is still figuring out how to bill those without an E-ZPass account,
however, according to the article. RITBA previously stated they are
unsure how they will charge drivers who do not pay the 10-cents since
the cost of postage exceeds the toll.
Some customers are already seeing a 10-cent charge on their E-ZPass account.
David Darlington, chairman of RITBA, tells The Portsmouth Times customers may remove their license plate number from their E-ZPass account.
RITBA began open road tolling on Aug. 19 on the Sakonnet River Bridge.
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