Good Question: Can a E-ZPass transponder be used for multiple cars?

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The latest Good Question report is a follow-up about the Thruway.

A viewer sent us a tweet asking, “If you have an existing E-ZPass account and add the license plate number of another vehicle to the account, do you still need to buy a transponder tag for it?”

Many of you may start asking the same thing as the Thruway goes cashless in November.

According to the New York E-ZPass website, each vehicle needs to be on your account, but you don’t need tags for each. You can swap one out between them as long as they are the same vehicle class.

Starting Jan. 1, 2021, if you don’t have an E-ZPass, you’ll get a bill in the mail based on your plate and registration, and it will cost you 30% more, plus a $2 surcharge.


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