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Contact: Susan Jones
Phone: 724/755-5178
June 18, 2010
Instant E-ZPass Sign-Ups to Be Offered Next Week at Turnpike 66

NEW STANTON, PA (06/18/2010)(readMedia)-- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will offer 3 days of instant E-ZPass sign-ups Tuesday through Thursday, June 22 through 24, at the mainline toll plaza on the Amos K. Hutchinson Greensburg Bypass (Turnpike 66) in Westmoreland County.

Sign-up teams will be working at the Turnpike 66 location from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Signage will direct interested customers to the appropriate parking area.

Customers will leave with an E-ZPass transponder they can use immediately on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and in 13 surrounding states (go to for more information) where the purple and white E-ZPass logo is displayed. To enroll, a customer must provide a valid 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, and at vending machines located at various PA Turnpike Travel Plazas. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's Western Regional Office in New Stanton, PA also offers instant sign-ups (Mon. through Fri.) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.