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Two Maryland toll bridges to go cashless, officials say; state has plan to update the other plazas

Two Maryland toll bridges to go cashless, officials say; state has plan to update the other plazas

The tolls on the Francis Scott Key and Thomas J. Hatem Memorial bridges will become cashless in October, Maryland transportation officials announced Thursday.

The 60,000 drivers who use the bridges each day will pay either by E-ZPass or by video tolls, which take a picture of the vehicle’s license plate and send a bill by mail to the driver’s address.

The Maryland Transportation Authority, which manages the state’s toll facilities, will spend $26 million to demolish the existing toll plazas, resurface the roadways approaching the bridges and install video tolls.

“With the plazas gone, tolls then will be collected at highway speeds as motorists drive beneath the...

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