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Editorial: Make E-ZPass easier to obtain

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E-ZPass, the electronic toll collection system that the New York Thruway has been using for the past 21 years, has saved millions of dollars for motorists and taxpayers alike, but if it were marketed more aggressively by the Thruway Authority it might be saving us even more. Recent news articles have indicated that the Guilderland town clerk’s office recently began selling E-ZPass transponders, joining retailers from gas stations to supermarket chains that have been making ...

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July 19, 2014
11:15 p.m.

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Why waste money on an unneeded advertising campaign when it could better be used for roadways?
There is no better advertisement about EZPass than the long lines of cars at the exits, all waiting to pay cash. If waiting in long lines hasn't convinced them, why would a radio spot do any better.
Maybe the Gazette is just promoting that the Thruway spend some adverting $$ with the Gazette!
I love EZPass, got it the first month it came out ... but I know plenty of people who don't think they use the Thruway enough to justify it, and many more who feel it's a way for the government to track their movements .... and I can't say that I disagree with them.

July 21, 2014
8:01 a.m.

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NY State should make EZ Pass easier to use. Drivers never know which lanes are open for EZ Pass until that day. MA keeps the right lane(s) dedicated to EZ Pass/Fast Lane. Driving South to FL, you don't even have to slow down. The EZ Pass system there allows drivers to keep driving at 55 MPH while toll payers must pull into the toll plazas to the right. Advertise by example. We all know about it. It isn't an "EZ" solution in NY.