FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 15, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

HATEM BRIDGE ONLY E-ZPASS TRANSPONDERS FREE THROUGH JAN. 31
Reminder: Non-refundable $9 fee for new transponders effective Feb. 1

BALTIMORE, MD - The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds motorists that Thursday, Jan. 31 is the last day to receive a Hatem Bridge Only Choice A E-ZPass Transponder at no charge.  Effective Friday, Feb. 1, there will be a non-refundable $9 fee for new Hatem Bridge Only transponders.

Hatem Bridge Only Choice A transponders may only be used at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) toll plaza and may not be used at any other Maryland toll facility or in another state.  The Choice A plan costs $10 per year for unlimited trips across the Hatem Bridge ($20 per year starting July 1).

Business hours at the John F. Kennedy Highway and Hatem Bridge E-ZPass Stop-in Centers are as follows: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Please bring your vehicle license plate numbers(s) and cash, check or a credit card.  Customers may also sign up for the Hatem Bridge plans at MDTA's other E-ZPass Stop-in Centers near Maryland toll facilities or on-line at ezpassmd.com. 

E-ZPass Maryland Stop-in Centers and Customer Service Center will be CLOSED Monday, Jan. 21 to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Offices will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Note: Please remember to properly install your E-ZPass transponder.  Failure to properly install the transponder may result in a charge for the video toll rate, which is $9 at the Hatem Bridge.  For instructions and additional information, visit mdta.maryland.gov.

Don't Delay.  Get Your E-ZPass Today!