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For immediate release:  December 28, 2012
Contact: Dan Weiller (518) 471-5300

E-ZPASS EXPANDS TO NORTH CAROLINA

E-ZPass holders will be able to use their tags at North Carolina toll facilities starting on Thursday, January 3, 2013, the New York State Thruway Authority announced today.

E-ZPass customers will be able to travel from North Carolina to Maine, or west to Illinois utilizing the convenience of electronic tolling. E-ZPass is already accepted in 14 states throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions.

Currently, more than two-thirds of all New York State Thruway customers use E-ZPass, which provides a five-percent discount on all tolls for E-ZPass users. Motorists can get more information about E-ZPass or sign up on line at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/ezpass/index.html.

Drivers of passenger cars may also purchase E-ZPass On-the-Go pre-packaged passenger car tags. E-ZPass On-the-Go is available at Thruway Travel Plazas and at more than 580 E-ZPass On-the-Go retail locations across New York, including grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, many county clerk and Department of Motor Vehicle offices, Automobile Association of America travel centers, auto dealers and college bookstores.

To locate an E-ZPass On-the-Go retail location near you, go to:
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/ezpass/otg/index.html .

To receive TRANSalert emails with information on Thruway traffic incidents and other timely information, go to: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/tas/index.shtml.

To see real-time webcam views of the Thruway, go to:
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=cameras.

To see an interactive map including Google traffic conditions for the Thruway and other roadways in New York State and beyond, go to: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=traffic.

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