Department of Labor

EZ Pass

I suggest we obtain EZ Pass devices for all of our government vehicles (GOVs). We used to have EZ Passes, but they were removed from our GOVs recently due to some kind of micro-funding issue. Now employees have to pay the tolls with their own cash and submit travel vouchers for each trip, incurring an additional $5 Local Travel Claims Transaction Fee for each voucher we submit through E-Travel. Submitting travel vouchers cuts into time available for other work. The time we spend idling at toll booths is increased, so we burn more gasoline and contribute to air pollution. Certain tolls have automatic savings plans for vehicles that use EZ Pass, so we may also save money for the actual toll amount paid. This can easily be implemented with no initial investment by returning the EZ Passes and funding them properly.

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