E-Z Passes may soon be sold in Wegman’s and Walmart stores

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is working to make it easier for people to use E-ZPass.

The agency is hoping to sell the transponders in certain chain stores throughout the state.

Spokesman Bill Capone says it’ll take a month or so before the electronic toll paying devices are sold in Wegmans and the WalMart deal will likely take longer.

“Part of it is kind of you know education the retailer about how our program works. So it’s not as simple as shaking hands and then we ship, you know, 100 E-ZPass transponders to every location,” he said.

Capone says E-ZPass transponders are already sold at more than 100 retail locations.

They cost 41 dollars if they’re bought straight from the Turnpike Commission and they can cost more if they’re sold by retailers like Giant Eagle or Acme Markets.

The commission recently approved to increase toll fare 10 percent for drivers without E-ZPass, which takes effect in January.

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