Transit Comptroller Scott Stringer wants car rental companies to curb E-Z Pass fees City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report alleging car rental companies cheat New York City customers through their E-Z pass fees. Photo Credit: Getty Images By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 November 22, 2015 5:49 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A report issued Sunday by City Comptroller Scott Stringer found that car rental companies cheat New York City customers through their E-Z pass fees. Stringer said customers are given two choices when they rent a car in New York: go without an E-Z pass and pay cash at tolls, or choose the rental car company's E-Z pass program. In the latter case, consumers have paid between 82% to 270% more on tolls if they are on a four-day round-trip from New York City to upstate New York. "Rental car companies are sticking consumers with huge 'convenience' charges that turn E-Z Pass into 'Expensive Pass', and that's bad news for the thousands of New Yorkers who are planning to rent a car to see family and friends this holiday season," he said in a statement. Stringer recommended that tolling agencies work with car rental companies to create a low cost alternative, and called on the state to create a law that makes the E-Z pass fees transparent and reasonable. Enterprise and Hertz, two of the companies mentioned in the report, could not be reached for comment at press time. By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.