For a limited time beginning on June 25, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will discount the cost of its E-ZPass transponders from its usual price of $20.95 to $10. In addition, RITBA will give a $10 credit to the new E-ZPass account to be applied to future toll expenses.
During the promotional period, RITBA will add additional locations where people can apply for the transponders. They include Bristol, Middletown, Tiverton, and Roger Williams University at the former Ramada Inn. Applications are also available at RITBA headquarters.
Full details about the promotion, dates, hours and locations can be found at www.ritba.org,
The new E-ZPass accounts will begin with a $35 balance (i.e., the $10 transponder credit and a $25 minimum deposit in the account). With a credit card number on file, the account will be automatically replenished when the balance is low, ensuring that the lowest Rhode Island toll is always charged.
Drivers do not have to be R.I. residents in order to purchase the RI transponder to qualify for the R.I. E-ZPass discount. The $10 credit will be applied once to the account regardless of the number of transponders linked to that account.
E-ZPass is an electronic toll-collection system used on tolled roads, bridges, and tunnels in the Northeastern U.S., south to Virginia and West Virginia, and west to Illinois. Currently, there are 25 agencies in 15 states that comprise the E-ZPass Interagency Group. All member agencies use the same technology, allowing travelers to use the same E-ZPass transponder throughout the network.
RITBA has selected an All-Electronic Tolling System. Antennas mounted on an overhead gantry read transponders as vehicles passes under the gantry at highway speed. For vehicles without an E-ZPass transponder, cameras mounted on the gantry take photos of vehicle license plates and receive invoices.
To date, more than 155,000 R.I. transponders have been sold in Rhode Island.
The E-ZPass Office hours at East Shore Road are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office will be closed from June 21 and 22 for computer system upgrading.
Transponders can also be purchased at AAA Southern New England branches in Rhode Island, Somerset and South Attleboro. AAA only accepts credit card payments.
See below for location details, or visit www.ritba.org or call 877-743-9727.
|June 6||Bristol Town Hall||10 Court St.||8:30-4:00 p.m.|
|June 7||Bristol Town Hall||10 Court St.||8:30 -4:00 p.m.|
|June 10||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30-4:00 p.m.|
|June 11||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30-4:00 p.m.|
|June 12||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||12-4:00 p.m.|
|June 12||Middletown Police Station||123 Valley Rd.||9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.|
|June 13||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|June 14||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|June 14||Bristol Town Hall||10 Court St.||12-5:00 p.m.|
|June 15||Bristol Town Hall||10 Court St.||9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.|
|June 17||Middletown Police Station||123 Valley Rd||9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.|
|June 19||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd||8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.|
|June 19||Middletown Police Station||123 Valley Rd||9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.|
|June 20||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|June 24||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||12-6:30 p.m.|
|June 25||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|June 25||Middletown Police Station||123 Valley Rd||9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.|
|June 26||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|June 27||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|June 28||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|June 28||Baypoint Inn and Conference Center||144 Anthony Rd.,Portsmouth||9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.|
|June 29||Baypoint Inn and Conference Center||144 Anthony Rd.,Portsmouth||9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.|
|July 1||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|July 2||Baypoint Inn and Conference Center||144 Anthony Rd.,Portsmouth||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|July 3||Tiverton Town Hall||343 Highland Rd.||8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|July 6||Tiverton Essex Library||238 Highland Rd.||10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.|
AAA Southeastern New England Locations
South Attleboro, MA, 405 Washington St
Somerset, MA 869 G.A.R. Highway
Barrington, 280 County Road
Cranston, 1035 Reservoir Avenue
Cumberland, 2000 Mendon Rd.
Smithfield, 445 Putnam Pike
Middletown, 49 East Main Road
Narragansett, 14 Woodruff Avenue
Warwick, 501 Centerville Road
Providence, 55 Dorrance Street and 110 Royal Little Drive