DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, April 25, 2014
E-ZPass On-the-Go Now Available at More than 20 DMV Locations
19 Offices and All Five Mobile DMVs Issue Instant Use Transponders Over the Counter
RICHMOND - Drivers in Hampton Roads and Richmond now have additional convenient locations from which they can obtain pre-paid E-ZPass transponders. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is partnering with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to allow customers to get Virginia E-ZPass On-the-Go transponders through more than 20 DMV customer service centers.
"DMV is working to integrate more government service offerings, and E-ZPass is a perfect fit," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "It makes sense to have this service available at places with which vehicle owners already interact. When you're titling a vehicle, get your E-ZPass On-the-Go transponder at the same time."
Thirteen Tidewater area DMV locations offer E-ZPass On-the-Go, including Chesapeake, Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk Military Circle, Norfolk Widgeon Road, Onancock, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Virginia Beach Buckner, Virginia Beach Hilltop, and Williamsburg. In the Richmond area, this service is offered at the Chester, Chesterfield, East Henrico, North Henrico, Richmond Central, and West Henrico offices. In addition, customers may obtain the transponders at all five DMV 2 Go mobile customer service centers, which visit convenient locations throughout Virginia. For a location near you, visit www.dmvNOW.com/dmv2go.
In anticipation of the 95 Express Lanes project, starting today, DMV is adding locations along the Interstate-95 corridor that will also distribute E-ZPass Flex, an E-ZPass with an additional switchable feature designed specifically for those traveling on the now open 495 Express Lanes and future 95 Express Lanes in northern Virginia. Customers can now obtain a Flex transponder at the North Henrico and Richmond Central offices, with more locations to be added along 95 into Northern Virginia in the coming weeks.
E-ZPass is an electronic toll-collection system that makes paying tolls fast and easy. The tolls are paid from the customer's prepaid E-ZPass account that can be connected to the user's bank or credit-card accounts for auto-replenishment. Virginia's E-ZPass On-the-Go can be obtained for $35, and used immediately with a $15 toll credit. The remaining $20 toll credit is available for tolls when the transponder is registered, online at www.EZPassVA.com or by telephone at 877-762-7824 or 800-828-1120 (for TTY users).
Transponders can also be obtained online, by calling a toll-free number or by visiting an E-ZPass Customer Service Center. For more information, visit www.EZPassVA.com.