Toll Road/Pass options for ButtLite IX

Toll Road/Pass options for ButtLite IX

Joined: September 10th, 2013, 9:25 pm

October 22nd, 2017, 6:11 pm #1

Throwing out the question as to which Toll Pass is preferred and/or accepted in more locations? Also which passes have a motorcycle happy mounting? Whether that be a sticker on the windscreen, transponder in tank bag. Thanks in advance for any/all advice.
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John F
John F

October 23rd, 2017, 3:23 am #2

I would look into the NC Quick Pass EZ Pass. If I am reading their website correctly, it is good in all states the EZ Pass is good for (15 states), plus NC toll roads, GA Peach Pass roads, and FL Sunpass EZ Pass is not for in these 3 states. There is a nominal charge for the transponder, but usually in rally mode the performance capabilities outweigh most costs considerations. YRMV.

JEF
Cincinnati, OH
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Joined: July 10th, 2008, 1:15 am

October 23rd, 2017, 6:18 am #3

An issue I see with the NC pass is that after 12 months of inactivity, they start charging a $1 per month fee until the account is exhausted. So if you live in a state where there's no tolls and don't go to states where there are tolls and you won't be using it other than the rally, you'd want to close the account so you don't lose your money. There are several EZ Pass states that charge monthly service fees, and some that don't (Illinois for one).

If you're planning on opening an account for the rally and shutting it down afterwards, monthly fees don't much matter.

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Joined: September 10th, 2013, 9:25 pm

October 23rd, 2017, 11:13 pm #4

Throwing out the question as to which Toll Pass is preferred and/or accepted in more locations? Also which passes have a motorcycle happy mounting? Whether that be a sticker on the windscreen, transponder in tank bag. Thanks in advance for any/all advice.
Thanks for the heads up guys.
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Joined: September 10th, 2013, 9:25 pm

October 23rd, 2017, 11:13 pm #5

Throwing out the question as to which Toll Pass is preferred and/or accepted in more locations? Also which passes have a motorcycle happy mounting? Whether that be a sticker on the windscreen, transponder in tank bag. Thanks in advance for any/all advice.
Thanks for the heads up guys.
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Lee
Lee

October 24th, 2017, 11:38 pm #6

I got the Pennsylvania EZ Pass this summer as a result of suggestions from several friends. I honestly don't remember all the details as to why this one was their choice, but it made sense to me.
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Joined: March 21st, 2014, 2:26 pm

December 23rd, 2017, 8:27 pm #7

I used NC QuickPass and K-tag (KS, OK and TX) even with the monthly fee for NC QuickPass it is handy as it covers NC, GA, FL and all of E-ZPass.
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Tom
Tom

December 28th, 2017, 3:06 pm #8

Do you have both transponders mounted simultaneously?

I use the NC QuickPass and a OKPikePass, but only mount one at a time. The other one is in a foil bag stored in my saddlebag. I am curious if I am doing this needlessly. Google seems to recommend one at a time to avoid duplicate charges.
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Joined: July 10th, 2008, 1:15 am

January 2nd, 2018, 10:36 pm #9

I wouldn't think you would have a problem with duplicate charges with NC and OK transponders because they're separate systems with no interoperability. In other words, neither of those systems will accept the pass from the other for tolling. If you had a NC Quick Pass and an EZ-Pass, then you might get double billed.

More likely, the two transponders might interfere with each other - both trying to talk to the toll road antenna at the same time - and neither might register. In Illinois, if the transponder doesn't get read, they just look at a video of your license plate and bill you, but some states get tetchy about too much of that.
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deerslayer
deerslayer

March 20th, 2018, 7:34 am #10

David_EB_Smith wrote: I wouldn't think you would have a problem with duplicate charges with NC and OK transponders because they're separate systems with no interoperability. In other words, neither of those systems will accept the pass from the other for tolling. If you had a NC Quick Pass and an EZ-Pass, then you might get double billed.

More likely, the two transponders might interfere with each other - both trying to talk to the toll road antenna at the same time - and neither might register. In Illinois, if the transponder doesn't get read, they just look at a video of your license plate and bill you, but some states get tetchy about too much of that.
For the '09 IBR, I got an I-Pass from Illinois. Good for all E-Z Pass states. You register your vehicle license plates, and it is automatically read and your account is billed. But I have the transponder along for other States along the way. 
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