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Released: 9/4/2008 

The ABC’S Of The Senior Citizen Discount E-ZPass Program

On September 14th, 2008 tolls will increase on the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges.  The Senior Citizen program toll will be $2, however, seniors who use E-ZPass will pay $1.75 until August 31, 2010.  On September 1, 2010, all senior citizens will pay $2.50.  ENROLLMENT IS REQUIRED!

Senior citizens age 65 or older are eligible to participate in DRPA’s Senior Citizen Program.   DRPA is the only toll agency in the U.S. to offer such a program.

E-ZPass is an electronic toll collection system.  Drivers deposit funds to be used for tolls and attach a small electronic device to their vehicles called a transponder.  Tolls are automatically calculated and deducted from a prepaid account as they pass through the toll lanes.

A. Seniors currently enrolled in DRPA’s Senior Citizens Program who already have a New Jersey E-Z Pass account will have the opportunity to register the transponder they will be using with the DRPA.  Applications are available at www.drpa.org, or by calling 856-968-2000 or 215-218-3750 and when prompted press “5” for customer service or 856-968-3347.  The application should then be mailed to the same address used to order your Senior Citizen Program tickets (Revenue Operations, PO Box 1949, Camden, NJ 08101-1949) or FAXed to 856-969-7848.

After processing (please allow 3-4 weeks), you will then qualify for the Senior Citizen Program E-Z Pass toll rate, presently $1.75.  If you still have Senior Citizen Program tickets remaining, it’s a good idea to use them first.  You must give the toll collector two (2) tickets to pay the bridge toll and you must use a cash lane.

B.  Seniors currently enrolled in the DRPA Senior Citizen Program but who do not have an E-ZPass account must first open a New Jersey E-ZPass account.  You can enroll in E-ZPass online or request an application for E-ZPass at www.ezpassnj.com.  You may also apply in person for your New Jersey E-ZPass account at the E-ZPass Customer Service Center located at 420 N. 6th Street in Camden.  Or, you can get an application by calling 1-888-288-6865.  Once again, if you still have Senior Citizen program tickets remaining, it’s a good idea to use them first.  You will need two (2) tickets to pay the bridge toll.  Information on how to register your E-ZPass transponder to qualify for the $1.75 toll can be found at www.drpa.org, or by calling 856-968-2000 or 215-218-3750 and when prompted press “5” for customer service or 856-968-3347.

  
C. Seniors who are not enrolled in the DRPA Senior Citizen Program and who also are not enrolled in New Jersey E-ZPass should first apply for a New Jersey E-ZPass Account.  Then you may enroll in the DRPA Senior Discount Program.

SENIOR DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND ARE NON-VALID AFTER AUGUST 31, 2010.  THE SENIOR DISCOUNT TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2008.

Please Note: DRPA currently offers three discount programs - a Commuter Discount, Senior Discount and Green Pass discount. These discounts are exclusive and can not be combined. Therefore, bridge customers are encouraged to select the discount program that best fits their needs.

Download DRPA E-ZPass Senior Citizen Discount Program Application Here


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