Raleigh, N.C. — Drivers with an NC Quick Pass soon will be able to use the transponder in states that accept E-ZPass, the most widely used electronic toll collection system in the country.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the change Thursday, saying the agreement was struck to provide greater convenience for customers. E-ZPass holders will also be able to use their transponders in North Carolina.
The link takes effect Jan. 3.
“I am very proud that North Carolina is the first state to implement an agreement of this kind with E-ZPass,” state Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti said in a statement. “This allows our customers the freedom to travel on many tolling roads with the same ease as traveling at home.”
E-ZPass is prevalent across the myriad of toll roads in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. It is now used by 25 agencies in 15 states, including Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Maine.
“This is an exciting day for the people in 15 states and a monumental business agreement for the tolling industry,” E-ZPass Group Executive Director PJ Wilkins said.