For Immediate Release: 05/03/17
Contacts: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES FIRST PUBLIC LIBRARY IN NEW YORK STATE TO SELL E-ZPASS ON-THE-GO
First-of-its-Kind Partnership with Public Library to Increase Sales Locations for Popular Retail Sales Program
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that the Guilderland Public Library will be the first public library to sell E-ZPass On-The-Go tags as a way of increasing convenience for Thruway travelers.
“We are excited to expand the E-ZPass On-the-Go program to libraries across New York State,” said Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Bill Finch. “Offering customers E-ZPass tags at numerous convenient locations will continue to help as many travelers as possible save time and money on the Thruway.”
The library’s roughly 225,000 annual visitors can now purchase a prepackaged tag for $25. Once a customer registers their On-The-Go tag either online or by phone, the full $25 is credited to their account, and the tag becomes active in 24 hours. E-ZPass On-The-Go allows the customer to receive the tag immediately, without waiting seven to 10 days to receive it in the mail.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Thruway Authority to become the first public library to retail E-ZPass On-The-Go,” said Guilderland Public Library Director Tim Wiles. “Fulfilling our customers’ needs is what continuously motives us and by offering E-ZPass On-The-Go we are helping visitors save time and money when they travel.”
In addition to saving motorists time, New York E-ZPass customers save an additional five percent off the cash toll rate each time they travel the Thruway and may be eligible for additional toll discounts, depending on their travel, vehicle or residence.
The E-ZPass On-The-Go retail program was piloted in 2005 in a handful of Thruway Service Areas, and has now grown to include more than 185 individual retailers selling E-ZPass at more than 750 locations statewide.
Visit the Guilderland Public Library today located at 2228 Western Avenue and purchase an E-ZPass tag. For more information about E-ZPass and the On-the-Go program, visit https://www.e-zpassny.com/en/onthego/onthego.shtml.
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