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""If you want to travel through tolls without having to dig up the correct change, consider trying E-ZPass MA.

The program is active along the entirety of the Massachusetts Turnpike, including bridges and tunnels, with services extending across state lines into the South and Midwest. You may also be eligible for special discounts and tax deductions with E-ZPass MA.

Learn about electronic tolling and keep on the move with information from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).

Registration

E-ZPass MA offers three free ways to sign up:

Payment Methods

E-ZPass uses an electronic transponder to automatically assess tolls as you drive through a plaza. You can choose one of three different payment methods for tolls once you’ve registered:

  • Manual Deposits — Pay by mail with a check or in person at an E-ZPass Service Center, starting with an initial deposit of at least $20 for an individual account. A light at the toll booth will alert you when your account balance is low.
  • Automatic Deductions — Speed up the payment process by linking your account to a checking number or credit/debit card. Your account will automatically replenish when funds are low.
  • Cash Payments — You can also replenish your E-ZPass account using a self-service kiosk. The MassDOT payment center locator can help you find an approved retailer near you.

Special Discounts

If you’re a Massachusetts resident, you may be eligible for special discounts and programs with E-ZPass, including:

  • Annual Residents Programs — Eligible commuters can receive discounts on the Tobin Memorial Bridge and the Sumner and Ted Williams Tunnels. Sign up using the annual resident program application. To continue receiving the discount, you must reapply each year.
  • Annual Carpool Program — If you regularly travel with three or more people in your car, you may qualify for reduced toll prices. Apply annually by submitting a carpool program application.
  • Commuter Tax Deduction — If you spend more than $150 in E-ZPass tolls yearly, you may qualify for a commuter tax deduction. You may claim up to $750 as a deduction on your state income return.

All-Electronic Tolling

Later this year, MassDOT’s all-electronic tolling program is scheduled to go live along the entire Massachusetts Turnpike, allowing all drivers to pass through tolls without stopping. While drivers without E-ZPass will receive an invoice in the mail, payable through Pay by Plate MA, E-ZPass drivers will continue to have access to discounts, as well as automatic payment methods. Follow @MassDOT to keep up to date with the latest news on the rollout.

Questions about the E-ZPass program? Leave a comment below or tweet @MassGov.

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