Beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, drivers with an E-ZPass or NC Quick Pass hardcase transponder can travel in all E-ZPass states and North Carolina using their prepaid electronic toll collection account.

"NC Quick Pass customers who have hard cases can now travel from North Carolina to Maine, or west to Illinois, utilizing the convenience of all-electronic tolling," said NC Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner.

Toll technology has come a long way since the start of electronic toll collection. NCTA procured technology that is compatible with other tolling programs. NCTA started discussions with E-ZPass, the largest tolling program in the U.S., and through their efforts an agreement was developed that now provides customers with the convenience of utilizing E-ZPass and NC Quick Pass.