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NEW YORK -- Drivers will be able to buy E-ZPass tags at gas stations and 7-Eleven stores next year as part of a newly announced Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plan to expand the popular program, Newsday reported.
The passes can be purchased for $30 through the E-ZPass-on-the-Go program, which includes $20 that goes toward tolls and a $10 deposit. The MTA will refund the deposit once a driver registers with the E-ZPass program using a credit card or checking account within 48 hours, according to the newspaper's report.
The MTA Bridges and Tunnels division wants more drivers to use E-ZPass to lessen congestion at tolls. New customers also will benefit from the discount that E-ZPass offers, Joyce Mulvaney, a division spokeswoman, told Newsday.