Manual toll collecting was suspended on April 6 in relation to the Virginia Department of Transportation's response to the pandemic. So, if that's where you're heading, or if you're traveling considerable distances across the state, you may want to avail yourself of some toll roads.
Some booths on the toll roads are manned, so you don't always need exact change and can use bills. It takes up to seven business days to ship, though, so order at least two weeks before your trip to be safe.
Along with not needing cash, the biggest advantage to having a Surpass is you don't have to pull off the main road at every tolling location. The transponder is read over the main road, allowing you to bypass all the booth pull-offs.
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It does work on most toll facilities in the ME, NH, MA, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, and in IL. The unit's ID number corresponds to a database in state records that contains your user account and vehicle information.
The sticker transponder utilizes RFID technology printed on a flexible circuit. Additionally, once a sticker is removed from your windshield, you must discard it, making sure to deactivate or unassign the unit from your vehicle.
These types of transponders make use of suction cups to affix to your window. Portable transponders will have varied features, depending upon which agency issues the unit.
Some transponders also have switches to select passenger counts, often used to determine rates on tolled express lanes, as well as to offer carpool discounts on toll roads and bridges. License Plate Transponders Truckers And Special Cases The third type or transponder is designed for large commercial trucks and tractor-trailers, and this type attaches to the front license plate or to the roof of the vehicle.
This type is, as the name implies, an attachment to your license-plate frame, using the bolts that already are used to hold the plate, itself. The state of California's Department of Transportation (Coltrane) has published a comprehensive and ever-expanding list of vehicles with metal-oxides that can interfere with your window-mounted transponder.