In an effort to reduce the $500 million in debt accumulated by the E-ZPass program, the state of New Jersey is instituting some new charges, according to the Bergen Record newspaper. The automated toll collection system will now be accessible to New Jersey motorists for a fee of $1 per month, the paper said. Also, the state will repeal a 3- to 5-cent discount for using the E-ZPass on the Garden State Parkway, and ask customers to purchase replacement tags as the batteries in their current ones fail. New tags will cost $23 for the interior mounted model and $28 for a bumper-mounted tag.

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