Bridge toll transponders to go on sale at temporary discount

The toll tower goes up on the Portsmouth side of the Sakonnet River Bridge recently.The toll tower goes up on the Portsmouth side of the Sakonnet River Bridge recently.

The toll tower goes up on the Portsmouth side of the Sakonnet River Bridge recently

The toll tower goes up on the Portsmouth side of the Sakonnet River Bridge recently

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 6Bristol Town Hall10 Court St.8:30-4:00 p.m.
June 7Bristol Town Hall10 Court St.8:30 -4:00 p.m.
June 10Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30-4:00 p.m.
June 11Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30-4:00 p.m.
June 12Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.12-4:00 p.m.
June 12Middletown Police Station123 Valley Rd.9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
June 13Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 14Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 14Bristol Town Hall10 Court St.12-5:00 p.m.
June 15Bristol Town Hall10 Court St.9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
June 17Middletown  Police Station123 Valley Rd9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
June 19Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
June 19Middletown Police Station123 Valley Rd9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
June 20Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 24Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.12-6:30 p.m.
June 25Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 25Middletown Police Station123 Valley Rd9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
June 26Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 27Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 28Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 28Baypoint Inn and Conference Center144 Anthony Rd.,Portsmouth9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
June 29Baypoint Inn and Conference Center144 Anthony Rd.,Portsmouth9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
July 1Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
July 2Baypoint Inn and Conference Center144 Anthony Rd.,Portsmouth9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
July 3Tiverton Town Hall343 Highland Rd.8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
July 6Tiverton Essex Library238 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

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One Comment;

  1. Marina Peterson said:

    Yes, I must admit, this gesture is enough to make us all HAPPY CAMPERS…. How wonderfully sensitive of them to make an attempt to ease the financial burden of traveling from place to place in our own state!!!

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