CHARLESTON — Due to the extremely high volume of enrollment in the E-ZPass Single Fee Discount program as well as technical challenges and major disruptions to the enrollment service, the deadline to enroll in the Limited (One-Time) Early Enrollment Option of the Single Fee Discount Program ($24 for 3 years, unlimited travel with $13 transponder) has been extended through Jan, 11, 2019, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor. This represents an 11-day grace period. The West Virginia Parkways Authority held an emergency board meeting today and unanimously voted to authorize this extension.
The Authority will discuss whether further action is necessary at their regularly scheduled board meeting on Jan. 10, the release stated.
“My thanks go to the Parkways Authority for their swift action to resolve these issues. They have the authority to take additional action at their next meeting if there remains a need. I will continue to monitor this situation closely,” Gov. Jim Justice said in the release.
The grace period applies only to purchases of the E-ZPass with Early Enrollment Option. The Turnpike toll increase scheduled for Jan. 1 will still be effective. The new toll rates may be found at https://www.wvturnpike.com.
Enrollment will continue at www.wvturnpike.com or by calling 1-800-206-6222.
The date for the increase in individual tolls also has been delayed until Jan. 15.
“I am pleased that my concerns regarding potential traffic delays, backups, and safety on the Turnpike were heard and that the Parkways Authority followed my recommendation and acted in the best interest of the great people of the state of West Virginia," said Gov. Jim Justice in a release. "I continue to urge everyone to buy an E-ZPass, and do it soon."