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Contact: Susan Jones
July 17, 2009
Instant E-ZPass Sign-Ups Set for Pittsburgh Interchange

NEW STANTON, PA (07/17/2009)(readMedia)-- Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission representatives will be available for E-ZPass sign-ups at the Pittsburgh Interchange Exit 57 in Allegheny County from 9 am to 3 pm Tues., July 21, and Wed., July 22. The representatives will be situated on the entry side of the interchange and a message board will be in place to direct traffic to the site, this area can only be accessed by motorists entering the Turnpike.

Customers will leave with an E-ZPass transponder they can use immediately on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and in 12 other states where the purple and white E-ZPass logo is displayed. To enroll, a customer must provide a driver license, license plate number and a major credit card.

The transponder is mounted on the windshield and sends a signal to an overhead reader in the toll lane. The devices interact to classify vehicles and deduct appropriate fares from pre-paid accounts while drivers keep moving.

It costs as little as $38 per transponder to open a pre-paid E-ZPass account, $3 will be assessed for the initial annual fee, with $35 available for tolls. It is most convenient to pay by credit or debit card and authorize automatic replenishment when your pre-paid balance drops below $10. Transponders can be moved between vehicles.

If customers can't stop by the plaza, they can enroll through the Turnpike's website at, by calling toll-free 1-877-736-6727, by visiting any American Automobile Association (AAA) office in the region, or by obtaining E-ZPass "GoPaks" at participating Giant Eagle and GetGo stores.