Your EZPass tag may be confiscated by a MTA police officer

It makes sense to regularly check your EZPass account even, if your account is automatically funded by a pre-set credit card.

 

The reason is a “Little Known Fact” – If you do not have sufficient funds associated with your E-ZPass account to pay for a toll, the toll barrier at an MTA bridge or tunnel will not open and a police officer can walk to your vehicle and confiscate your E-ZPass tag.

 

To reclaim your toll transponder, you will need to visit the nearest MTA E-ZPass office and replenish your account.

 

Please keep in mind that when your account has insufficient funds, it will take 24 hours to update its status after funding your account.