Open house on I-78 E-ZPASS System

When: TODAY, Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from 3p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Easton Quality Inn, 185 S. Third St., Easton.

What: The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is working to establish Express E-ZPass/Open Road Tolling at the I-78 bridge toll in Williams Township, PA. The first phase is scheduled to begin on January 8, with an estimated project completion on Memorial Day weekend in 2010.

If you have traveled westbound on I-78 from New Jersey into the Lehigh Valley during rush hour times (and, sometimes, during the evening times), you understand that the toll plaza can get pretty backed up. Open Road Tolling should go a long way in easing some of the traffic tension there. But public involvement is needed in the planning process, and for this reason, I encourage you to stop by the meeting, even briefly.

About Beata Bujalska

Beata Bujalska is the former Campaign Coordinator for Renew Lehigh Valley. She currently lives in Panama, a place that fascinates her due to (among other reasons) its recent development boom.

Posted on December 22, 2009, in Events, Public Infrastructure, Transportation and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks, Beata! We already know that open road tolling works well on the Turnpike interchanges and on the Garden State Parkway. Having booths with an “arm” you have to wait for adds an unnecessary wait for EZ Pass users at the I-78 toll plaza. If you commute over the Delaware River daily, you should have EZ Pass, and open road tolling will make traveling even more convenient (every minute counts in a long commute).

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