All-electronic tolling now permanent across Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that full-time cashless tolling is now permanent across the state, including at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95), Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95), Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895), and Nice/Middleton Bridge (US 301).
Drivers do not stop to pay tolls, which are instead collected through E-ZPass and video tolling. This provides convenience for motorists, less engine idling for better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, decreased congestion, and increased safety.
Officials made the switch to all-electronic tolling temporarily as part of the state’s COVID-19 response, and made all-electronic tolling permanent at the Bay Bridge in May.
“During the COVID-19 emergency, all-electronic tolling has been an operational success and has helped us protect our toll collection employees and the traveling public,” said MDTA Executive Director Jim Ports. “With this system now permanent, stopping to pay tolls in Maryland is a part of history.”