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tolls and toll roads

east mids
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tolls and toll roads

We are doing a trip around New England in September and would like to ask a question regarding toll roads and payments.Our travel agent in the UK doesn't have any experience on the subject but did mention a transponder. What actually is a transponder and how does it work. Do the payments get recorded via number plate recognition. Does the transponder work in all the states for our whole trip. Our route will be; Arrive at Boston, pick up hire car(already booked), down to Falmouth, across to Newport, up to Lee, Middlebury, across to North Conway, Bar Harbor and then down to Boothbay Harbor, Portsmouth and finally to Boston, unload baggage at hotel and then drop car off at airport.

Here in the UK we can get around without using tolls so this will be something new for us. Any information will be greatly appreciated

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1. Re: tolls and toll roads

In this area the EZPass system is used. Your rental car company will have one installed in the car, you pay a daily or weekly fee for its use, so check rates with different companies, some are quite high.

The actual toll amounts are billed to the owner of the transponder (the rental company) who then will bill you for the tolls.

You'll need a transponder for any tolls in Massachusetts - the tunnels leading to/from the airport as well as the Mass Turnpike, as these tolls do not offer a cash option. In New Hampshire there are a few tolls, and the Maine Turnpike (I-95) is also tolled, but you can use cash (or pay online) for NH and Maine if you do not have a transponder..

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east mids
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2. Re: tolls and toll roads

Thanks fflbrgst for the info. When our travel agent looked at the cost of the transponder there was a daily rate up to a maximum of around 20 dollars per trip.We will have the car for 17 days so doesn't sound too bad

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Make sure the transponder cost is detailed correctly. Some companies charge daily, from the date of first use until the car is returned (Dollar and Thrifty do this, so it can add up @ $4.95 a day).

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4. Re: tolls and toll roads

Thanks, will get travel agent to look into it

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