Ohio Turnpike to Accept Credit, Debit Card Toll Payments

Tollway If you plan on taking a road trip through Ohio later this year, you’ll find a much appreciated tollbooth feature — one that’ll allow you to pay tolls with credit or debit cards. Select toll booths along the 241-mile Ohio Turnpike will accept the cards.

By accepting credit and debit card at toll booths, the Ohio Turnpike Commission is increasing its ability to serve drivers. Not everyone uses an electronic pass (E-Z Pass, I-Pass, etc.), which automatically deducts the toll money from an account, when driving on a toll road, and finding enough spare change scattered around cupholders can be difficult, especially when you’ve spent all of it on candy from the rest stop’s vending machine.

There are already a few machines set up at staffed tollbooths for testing, but the commission plans to have machines installed at 10 low-volume exits by the end of the year. Eventually, these booths will be unmanned at night.

Indiana is also planning to add credit and debit card to its toll roads.

Ohio Turnpike to let drivers pay tolls with credit, debit cards (The Plain Dealer)

By Joe Bruzek | June 8, 2009 | Comments (8)
Tags: Pop Culture

Comments 

sarahsmile90

Ohio jumping on the band wagon...pretty soon cash will obsolete.

WestPhillyForever

I love cash. I'm going to miss it.

Al G.

Why use the credit card option. Just get E-Z Pass, I-Pass and breeze through the toll booths.

J

Not everyone lives in a state full of turnpikes. Therefore having an E-Z pass, I-pass is not an option.

Al G.

@J: Good point well taken. Perhaps some may not encounter many toll booths and for those people getting E-Z pass may not be worth it. In that case tool booths offering credit card option would provide those folks another option of payment.
However for those who do live in areas where tolls are encountered you can’t beat the convenience. Some interstates are set up with special overhead readers that allow you to maintain your speed and never stop. I love it.

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Wow perfect timing. I have already planned my vacation trip and I plan to travel by land and after reading this post I have less worries to think about.

Toll fees are somewhat a hassle to me fortunately though now they can be paid using credit cards.

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