New Hampshire offers pre-loaded E-ZPass transponders

Posted May 07, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.
Last modified May 08, 2011, at 6:48 p.m.

HOOKSETT, N.H. — Looking for an unusual gift for a travel buff? The New Hampshire Department of Transportation suggests the E-ZPass “On-the-Go” transponder.

Preprogrammed E-ZPass transponders with $9.05 in pre-loaded tolls are being sold at AAA offices in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire for $30 — the balance of the $20.95 is the cost of the transponder. Officials say the transponders can be given as gifts so drivers can start using them immediately without waiting in line to register. They’ll still have to open an E-ZPass account within three days or add the transponder to an existing account.

The pre-loaded transponders also will be available during Memorial Day weekend at the Hooksett rest area.