As of April 1, New Hampshire will drop the price of internal, windshield-mounted E-Z Pass transponders by 58 percent to $8.90, with external, license plate-mounted transponders seeing a reduction of 54 percent to $15.19.
Previous costs were $20.95 for internal and $33.04 for external transponders.
"Now, it's even cheaper to access the discount for New Hampshire accounts on New Hampshire toll roads," said Bob Christensen, toll manager for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation's Turnpikes Bureau. "Using E-ZPass provides a convenient way to pay your toll while traveling on toll roads in the 14 Northeast, Midwest and Middle-Atlantic states that accept E-ZPass. Additionally, other states such as Florida and North Carolina are working with E-ZPass to accept these transponders in the near future."
The cost savings come from a contract with transponder manufacturer Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS, Inc., which involves the 24 tolling agencies in 14 states in the E-ZPass Group. The more than 21 million transponders currently in use within the E-ZPass system will remain fully compatible.
New Hampshire account holders will continue to receive a 30 percent discount for classes 1 through 4 and a 10 percent discount for classes 5 and over. Currently, approximately 64 percent of all transactions on the New Hampshire Turnpike System use E-ZPass.
E-ZPass use continues to grow in the region, due in large part to the convenience of not stopping to pay for tolls. This feature was enhanced when Open Road Tolling was installed at the Hampton Toll Plaza. It will be installed at the Hooksett Toll Plaza by June 2013.
For more information on acquiring an E-ZPass or to add additional transponders to an existing New Hampshire account, visit www.ezpassnh.com or call NH E-ZPass at 1-877-643-9727. There are also three E-ZPass Walk-in-Centers located in Hooksett, Nashua and Portsmouth.