What is E-Pass?
E-Pass is the electronic toll collection (ETC) system of the Cobequid Pass Toll
Highway. E-Pass takes cash and coins out of the toll collection process. Instead,
drivers prepay tolls and attach a small electronic device (transponder) to their
vehicles. Using your E-Pass transponder, tolls are automatically calculated and
deducted from your prepaid E-Pass accounts as you pass through the toll lanes. Your
E-Pass is transferrable between vehicles and will work in any weather. Also, E-Pass
customers receive a discounted toll rate. See Tolls & Fees
for further information.
I already have a Macpass / StraitPass / Harbour Bridge Pass account, do I still
need an E-Pass account?
Yes. You require a separate E-Pass account. However, you do not need a new transponder. You can register your transponder from any one of the maritime toll facilities with your new E-Pass account. The Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission Macpass, the Saint John Harbour Bridge Pass and the Confederation Bridge StraitPass systems use the same transponder as the E-Pass system. If you already have a transponder from a maritime toll facility you can create an E-Pass account
How do I get an E-Pass account?
Why should I get an E-Pass account?
Save time and money! With an E-Pass transponder you can roll through the toll lane
without stopping. Also, all E-Pass account holders receive a discount compared to
cash paying customers. See Tolls & Fees
What is the initial deposit for? I already have a transponder for another toll facility.
Cobequid Pass requires and initial deposit for pre paid tolls to process an application
for the Cobequid Pass Toll Plaza. The initial fee is $30.00 for prepaid tolls for
a 2 axle vehicle account (passenger) or $54.00 for prepaid tolls for a 3 axle or
more vehicle account (commercial) and an additional $41.00 if you require a transponder.
If you have a transponder from another agency, Halifax Dartmouth Bridge Commission,
Saint John Harbour Bridge, or Confederation Bridge you can register the transponder
with us and therefore waive the transponder fee.
Why am I forwarded to a Moneris website for payment?
The transaction operator (Moneris) is Cobequid Pass credit card processer. The initial payment as well as any pre authorized payments attached to your account will be processed by Moneris.
Are there any fees associated with my account beyond my monthly usage charges?
Cobequid Pass does not charge maintenance or administration fees.
Statements of monthly usage?
Cobequid Pass will provide at no charge fax or email monthly statements, please
contact Customer Service to have this feature added to your account. If you require
a mailed monthly statement there is a fee of $0.50 per page with a minimum charge
I applied using your website, when will my transponder work?
Customer Service Staff at the Cobequid Pass needs to process the applications. It
is not an automated process. If you have submitted your application during regular
business hours your application should be processed that day. If you have submitted
your application during non business hours your application will be processed the
next business day. You will receive by email a confirmation of the processing of
your application which will indicate your account number for the Cobequid Pass.
You will be able to access your online account information using this account number
and the password that you provide when you applied through the web.
Can I use E-ZPass?
No, currently E-ZPass transponders do not work on the maritime toll facilities.
A different type of transponder is required and a separate account for each maritime
I returned my Macpass transponder in to Halifax Dartmouth Bridge Commission, do they let Cobequid Pass know?
Cobequid pass does not receive notification from Macpass. Please contact Cobequid Pass upon closing your Macpass account to ensure that your information is still not attached to the returned transponder. It is the customers obligation to update each facility with changes to their accounts.
What method of payment is acceptable for toll fares?
We are a cash, electronic pass facility due to the inability to obtain high speed internet necessary to process debit/credit card payments in a timely manner in the lanes.