GRAFTON – Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton) is pleased to announce the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) E-ZPass Van will be coming to Grafton on Tuesday, January 10thfrom 12:00 – 4:00 pm at the Memorial Municipal Center gymnasium to distribute E-ZPass transponders.
MassDOT is in the process of converting the Mass Pike (Interstate 90) to an electronic tolling system. This new, integrated system means drivers will no longer have to stop at toll plazas and will instead be able to maintain a safe highway speed. Vehicles with an E-ZPass transponder will be charged automatically to their E-ZPass account when they go under the gantries. However, if a vehicle does not have an E-ZPass transponder, cameras which are located on the gantries, will capture a photograph of the vehicle’s license plate and the registered owner will be sent an invoice. Pay-by-Plate users will also receive a surcharge on top of the regular toll rate.
“I am excited to announce that MassDOT’s E-ZPass van will be coming to Grafton,” said Representative Muradian. “This will be a convenient way for residents within my district to come and register for an EZ-Pass transponder. I want to thank the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for working with my office to make this possible.”
In order to get a transponder, you must bring your vehicle registration and a photo ID. While the transponders themselves are free, there is an initial $20 fee which will be used as a starting balance for the transponder account.