Motorcyclists to benefit from easier harbour toll payments
1 November 2012
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is about to make it more convenient for motorcyclists who frequently use the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel with a product that offers unlimited crossings for a fixed price.
RMS Tolling Branch General Manager Craig Orth said from November 1 2012, an improved motorcycle product called ERider provides the convenience of paying for your tolls on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel upfront for a fixed fee and provides savings for regular users.
“Motorcyclists who become ERider customers will benefit from the added convenience of no longer needing to carry a tag and an account featuring online set up and auto top-up. Customers can enjoy these added benefits for the low fee of $90 per quarter,” Mr Orth said.
“A five day-a-week harbour crossing commuter making one return crossing a day will save $170 based on a $4 toll over thirteen weeks.”
“ERider customers do not need to carry a tag because ERider taps into number plate photography at toll collection points, addressing important issues of practicality and security for riders.
“Once a customer sets up a credit/debit card account, ERider will automatically renew each quarter. This means customers no longer have to manually renew their account by walking into a motor registry or calling our contact centre.”
“Motorcyclists can now set up an ERider online, by phone or by visiting a motor registry.
“ERiders need to pay $90 each quarter to cover all Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel Crossings. Riders must also maintain a minimum $40 account balance. This enables them to use other toll roads with charges recorded at normal rates,” the spokesperson said.
“ERiders who join up this quarter will be charged a pro-rata rate up to 31 December. After this first quarter, our fixed quarter dates are 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October,” Mr Orth said.