The Transportation Corridors Agencies – operator of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads in Orange County – is leading the way by introducing new technology enabling its 1.5 million accountholders to use all toll facilities in California while simplifying payment options.
Beginning in June, The Toll Roads’ FasTrak® accountholders will transition from battery-operated hard-case transponders to a new sticker transponder that is small, durable and free. These thin, bandage-size transponders adhere to the inside of vehicle windshields to collect tolls. All California toll bridges, toll lanes and toll roads will begin using the technology in 2019.
Sticker transponders cost significantly less than hard-case transponders. Orange County’s Toll Roads are passing on those savings to customers by eliminating the monthly account maintenance fee – FasTrak customers will save nearly $25 a year.
In September 2019, ExpressAccount® customers will receive FasTrak sticker transponders and benefit from all the FasTrak perks. Currently, ExpressAccounts utilize photos of license plates to collect tolls and unlike the new sticker transponders, can only be used on Orange County’s Toll Roads, but by the end of the year, they will have access to all toll facilities in the state. TCA will continue selling hard-case transponders with switches for use to self-declare carpool occupancy on LA Metro’s I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes and on the Bay Area Express Lanes and bridges.
The Toll Roads are also launching a new frequent driver discount program with the rollout of the new transponder. Pre-Paid FasTrak accountholders will earn a $1 discount off each toll transaction on their future statement period when $40 or more is spent in a month driving the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. To learn more or sign up for FasTrak, visit thetollroads.com/sticker.