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Date: Oct 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 15, 2015

  

*REMINDER*

FINAL CHANCE:

WAIVER PROGRAM ALLOWS TOLL VIOLATORS TO PAY THEIR TOLLS WITHOUT CIVIL PENALTIES

Waiver Period Open From Oct. 16 Through Nov. 16

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) one month waiver program for toll violators to pay off their toll debt without paying civil penalties officially begins tomorrow.  Between Oct. 16 and Nov. 16, 2015, the MDTA will waive civil penalties ($50 per transaction) and cease further enforcement activities for any pending Video Toll that a customer pays during this period.

For those with unpaid tolls, now is the time to take action and pay up to put their accounts in good standing.  For those who contested to court but have not been scheduled or appeared in court, their civil penalties will be waived and the court date cancelled if their toll balance is paid in full between Oct. 16 and Nov. 16, 2015, and before their court date (if scheduled).

This unique waiver program will happen only once.  Immediately following the one month waiver period, the MDTA will begin referring toll violators to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) for flagging and suspending vehicle registrations, and toll debt to the Maryland Central Collection Unit (CCU) in accordance with 2013 legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly. 

Customers with unpaid Video Tolls can pay by the following methods:

  • Visit ezpassmd.com (click PAY VIDEO TOLLS).
  • Mail check/money order payable to E-ZPass Maryland to P.O. Box 17600, Baltimore, MD 21297 (include license plate number with payment).
  • Call the Maryland Video Toll Payment Line at 1-866-320-9995 during regular business hours (7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday – Friday).
  • Visit an E-ZPass Maryland Stop-In Center (locations/hours at ezpassmd.com).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 14, 2015

 

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

 MAJOR ROADWORK ON I-95 IN BALTIMORE

ENDING LATE OCTOBER

Entire Project Complete Mid-2016

#i95bmore

BALTIMORE, MD – Major roadwork on I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Caton Avenue (Exit 50) in Baltimore will be wrapping up for this season by late October.  The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) wishes to thank motorists for their patience and their flexibility in finding alternative routes, and reporters for getting the word out about this complex project. 

The $64 million Latex Modified Concrete (LMC) resurfacing project is the largest of its kind ever bid in the United States.  The work by G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc., of York, Pa. is the first resurfacing project on I-95 south of the tunnel since the bridges were built between 1974-1978.  Throughout the past two construction seasons there were 42 stages of traffic changes – 29 in 2015 alone.

Through extensive outreach, the MDTA alerted drivers of numerous traffic pattern changes, detours and ramp closures.  Reporters kept up with the frequent changes, and thankfully drivers paid attention to the traffic reports, road signs and social media alerts, using alternate routes and slowing down in work zones.

While major roadwork ends in late October, construction activities and off-peak lane or ramp closures may still occur until the entire project is complete in mid-2016. 

Thank you again for making this project a success – a truly collaborative effort!

i95bmore.com and #i95bmore will be phased out after October.  For ongoing and future project information, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 9, 2015

 

FINAL CHANCE:
WAIVER PROGRAM ALLOWS TOLL VIOLATORS TO PAY THEIR TOLLS WITHOUT CIVIL PENALTIES

Waiver Period Open From Oct. 16 Through Nov. 16

 

BALTIMORE, MD - The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is offering a one month waiver program for toll violators to pay off their toll debt without paying civil penalties. Between Oct. 16 and Nov. 16, 2015, the MDTA will waive civil penalties ($50 per transaction) and cease further enforcement activities for any pending Video Toll that a customer pays during this period.

"If you have unpaid tolls, now is the time to take action and pay up to put your account in good standing," said Transportation Secretary and MDTA Chairman Pete K. Rahn.

Tomorrow the MDTA will begin sending waiver-notification letters to the registered owners of approximately 164,500 vehicles at risk for referral to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) for enforcement action as a result of unpaid toll violations and civil penalties. For those who contested to court but have not been scheduled or appeared in court, their civil penalties will be waived and the court date cancelled if their toll balance is paid in full between Oct. 16 and Nov. 16, 2015, and before their court date (if scheduled).

"Before we begin referring toll violators to the MVA for flagging and suspending vehicle registrations, we wanted to give them one last chance to pay off their toll debt with the added incentive of waiving civil penalties," said MDTA Executive Director Milt Chaffee. "This unique waiver program will happen only once."

In 2013, the Maryland General Assembly passed new legislation establishing a civil citation process to help the State collect unpaid Video Tolls. The ability to flag or suspend the registrations of motorists who continue to ignore their bills - even after ample time to pay - gives the MDTA the tool it needs to collect unpaid Video Tolls. Immediately following the waiver period, the MDTA will begin referring toll violators to the MVA for flagging and suspending vehicle registrations, and referring toll debt to the Maryland Central Collection Unit (CCU).

Customers with unpaid Video Tolls can pay by the following methods:

  • Visit ezpassmd.com (click PAY VIDEO TOLLS).
  • Mail check/money order payable to E-ZPass Maryland to P.O. Box 17600, Baltimore, MD 21297 (include license plate number with payment).
  • Call the Maryland Video Toll Payment Line at 1-866-320-9995 during regular business hours (7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday).
  • Visit an E-ZPass Maryland Stop-In Center (locations/hours at ezpassmd.com).

 

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