E-ZPass® is an electronic toll collection (ETC) method that makes traveling more convenient, helps you save money through various discount plans offered by many toll facilities, and helps reduce traffic congestion for everyone.
Conventional toll collection methods require you to deposit coins, tickets, and tokens at toll plazas. This challenges highway capacity because the number of vehicles that can be processed at toll plazas is limited. Instead of the inconvenience of the conventional toll collection, E-ZPass® allows you to pay tolls electronically as you pass through specially equipped toll lanes. The E-ZPass® system has three components: a toll transponder, which is placed inside your vehicle; an overhead antenna, which reads the toll transponder and collects the toll; and video cameras to identify toll evaders.
When you establish an E-ZPass® account, you will receive a small electronic transponder that attaches to the windshield inside your car. Within the transponder is an electronic chip that contains information about your account. Each time you use a toll facility where E-ZPass® is offered, an overhead antenna at the toll plaza reads the vehicle and account information contained in your transponder. The appropriate toll is then electronically debited from your account.
Your E-ZPass® transponder is installed using fasteners that come with your transponder. The transponder should be installed approximately one inch below the top of your windshield above your rearview mirror. If there is not enough room above your mirror, the transponder should be installed to the right of the mirror, approximately one inch below the top of your windshield. Be sure to read the E-ZPass® Customer Guide that comes with your transponder for detailed instructions on proper installation.
A Plan for EVERY West Virginia Parkways Customer
The E-ZPass® program continues to offer a variety of discount plans to meet the needs of West Virginia Parkways travelers. Our Individual Discount Plans offer convenient, cost savings options for individuals and families that travel every day or every once in a while. The Commercial Discount Plan provides businesses, both large and small, with opportunities for greater efficiency, accountability and savings.
Learn more about E-ZPass® Individual and Commercial Accounts
For information about E-ZPass®, please call 1-800-206-6222 to speak to an E-ZPass® Customer Service Representative