End of the road for Parkway tokens

December 31, 2008 11:36:00 AM PST
The 33-cent Garden State Parkway tokens were once the currency of the road. But after Wednesday, they'll be history. Their use has tapered off since the age of E-ZPass began on the toll road a little more than eight years ago. Sales stopped in 2002.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority decided that 2008 would be the last year the little coins would be accepted.

They can be used Wednesday. Also, the Turnpike Authority was planning to redeem them for face value until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Authority's Woodbridge headquarters.

The Authority believes millions of them are still in circulation, even after close to 200,000 have been redeemed.

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