Maryland’s tolling agency is investigating whether it can publicize the names of the worst toll scofflaws in a “Hall of Shame” and resume suspending the vehicle registrations of repeat offenders, the state’s top tolling official said Wednesday.
The chairman of a Maryland General Assembly transportation panel also said Wednesday that he will push legislation to target the thousands of motorists who are repeatedly blowing through E-ZPass lanes without a transponder and refusing to pay millions of dollars in unpaid tolls.
“We need to go after these people,” said Del. James E. Malone Jr. (D-Baltimore County), who heads the House subcommittee on motor vehicles and transportation.
Harold M. Bartlett, executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority, which operates the state’s eight toll facilities, said he has spoken with Malone about how to get such legislation through the General Assembly next year. A similar proposal died in the spring, after being introduced late in the legislative session.