Portsmouth, Va. – We’re now eight days away from tunnel tolls at the Midtown and Downtown Tunnels.
The cheapest way for people that use the toll regularly is E-Z Pass.
It’s a dollar a trip during peak times (M-F 5:30am – 9am & 2:30pm- 7pm) and 75 cents during non-peak hours.
But E-Z Pass might not be the right fit for everyone.
If you sign up for a Virginia E-Z Pass, you’ll pay 50 cents a month – even if you never use it.
It’s called a monthly account maintenance fee, which has sent a lot of people looking out of state for fee free E-Z Passes.
If you’re only going to use the tolls occasionally, you should look into registering your license plate.
You’ll pay 75-cents more per trip than the E-Z Pass. That’s for both peak and off peak hours.
At the same time – you’ll pay 75 cents less a trip if you don’t register your license plate.
You can register your plate online.
There, you’ll also see options that have you paying nothing up front and only charging you when you use the toll.