EZ PASS was founded about 34 years ago so we could simply sail through toll booths without stopping. No more fumbling for change, or worse, finding you don’t have the cash needed for a toll.
In the beginning, being an EZ PASS user was special. You could zip through the toll booth while everyone else waited in long lines. Then, little by little, almost all the toll booths became EZ PASS. No more tossing quarters into a basket or passing money to a real person.
I don’t have an EZ PASS transponder so I’m always looking for that collector. They still exist but are becoming rare, soon to be a just a bedtime story we tell young children.