Tollway Steps Up Enforcement at I-PASS Lanes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The enforcement boost comes as the activation time for new I-PASS transponders has returned to normal.

Tolls for cash-paying drivers increased on January 1 this year, but tolls for I-PASS users remained the same. A flood of new customers purchased the I-PASS transponders in early January, and it was taking as much as eight hours for an "activated" transponder to work on the roads.

As a result, drivers whose I-PASS transponders were not working when they drove through toll lanes were often waved through, but now authority officials say the activation times are down to 15 minutes, and motorists with non-working transponders are being ordered to pay the cash toll rate.

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