Effective at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 2, Hurricane Sandy relief workers who travel through Maryland toll facilities will not be charged a toll through Midnight Tuesday, November 20. The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will allow clearly identified vehicles related to Sandy relief efforts (emergency vehicles, electric utility trucks, tree/debris clearing trucks and equipment, the American Red Cross) to drive through toll booths without paying. Drivers of relief vehicles should use the FAR RIGHT toll lanes, stop at the toll booth and identify themselves to the toll collector that they are a part of the Sandy relief effort.
The MDTA, who owns and operates Marylands toll facilities, anticipates most relief vehicles to travel through the I-95 Fort McHenry Tunnel and John F. Kennedy Highway.
Relief vehicles traveling through other Maryland toll facilities will be provided the same waiver of tolls, but they must go through a staffed toll collector lane and identify themselves to the toll collector that they are a part of the Sandy relief effort.
Should drivers inadvertently pass through E-ZPass dedicated lanes, a Notice of Toll Due (NOTD) statement will be generated and sent to the registered vehicle owner. Once the NOTD is received, a company representative should contact the Maryland E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 1-888-321-6824 for a waiver of tolls/fees.