Beginning January 3, 2013 drivers with an E-ZPass or hard case NC Quick Pass can travel in all E-ZPass states and North Carolina using their prepaid electronic toll collection account.
"This is an exciting day for travelers within the 15 state E-ZPass region and a monumental business agreement for the tolling industry," said E-ZPass Group's Executive Director PJ Wilkins.
"NC Quick Pass customers who have hard case transponders can now travel from North Carolina to Maine, or west to Illinois, utilizing the convenience of all electronic tolling," said NC Turnpike Authority Executive Director, David Joyner.
Toll technology has come a long way since the start of electronic toll collection. NCTA procured technology that is compatible with other tolling programs. NCTA started discussions with E-ZPass since they are the largest tolling program in the US. Through efforts from E-ZPass agencies and NCTA, they were able to develop an Agreement that now provides customers with the convenience of utilizing E-ZPass and NC Quick Pass.
"I am very proud that North Carolina is the first state to implement an agreement of this kind with E-ZPass. This allows our customers the freedom to travel on many tolling facilities with the same ease as traveling at home," said NC Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti. "We hope that other states will join as well so that all US drivers can share in this convenience."