The surge in collections came after the South Jersey Transportation Authority gave scofflaws a choice worked out with the state Motor Vehicle Commission. They could pay up or face registration suspensions.
In August, the agency targeted about 150 individuals and companies that owed at least $200.
About half had their registrations lifted, though some have been reinstated after making payment plans.
Officials tell The Press of Atlantic City the program has been a success.
Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com