Adam Tuss, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – If you drive on the InterCounty Connector in Maryland without an E- ZPass, you are supposed to be sent a bill in the mail for the toll.
But some may be asking, “Where is my bill?”
Several drivers tell WTOP they are surprised at how long it takes to actually receive a notification in the mail from the all-electronic toll road.
ICC leaders are aware of the issue.
“For a Maryland license plate, it can take more than three weeks to receive the notice. For an out of state plate, it can take longer,” writes Maryland Transportation Authority spokesperson Cheryl Sparks in an email.
The delay has to do with the amount of time it takes to actually figure out how long a trip a driver took on the road, send that information to a processing center and then send the bill in the mail.
There is no way to check a balance online until a notice has been generated.
“Our E-ZPass vendor is looking at ways to refine the process to cut-down on the time for notice generation, but for now this is how long it is taking,” says Sparks.
Drivers who use the ICC without an E-ZPass have to pay 150 percent of the toll. As an example, it costs $4 to drive the entire length of the roadway during rush hours if you have E-ZPass — or $6 without an E-Z pass.
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