In an effort to recruit new E-ZPass customers, the Delaware Department of Transportation is offering people who sign up for the electronic tolling device a $10 discount.
New customers can actually dig into their pockets for a little less money since DelDOT has reduced the cost for E-ZPass Transponders, which will take effect July 1st. That means, people can now pay $15 instead of the original price of $25. The saving is the first discount ever to be offered to customers since Delaware introduced the electronic tolling operation in 1999.
According to those who oversee the state’s toll operations, Delaware’s three main toll plazas are extremly busy with a 65% E-ZPass usage rate.
“E-ZPass is a modern toll collection technology that makes traveling more convenient, helps drivers save money through discounts offered by many toll facilities, and helps reduce traffic congestion for everyone,” said Jennifer Cohan, Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles.
DelDOT officials say about 2,100 transponders are sold each month in the state. About 11,000 units were sold to Delaware customers so far this year.
The reason for the lower priced E-ZPass transponders is a better contract with the state vendor for E-ZPass services.