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Paying Tolls On The 73, 13, 241 Or 261 Toll Roads? There’s A New App For That.

Explore The Toll Roads’ new and improved mobile app to manage accounts and pay tolls

IRVINE, Calif. - June 23, 2016

The Toll Roads of Orange County (State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261) released a major update to their mobile app that improves the design and enhances the functionality for customers.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies, who operate The Toll Roads, was the first toll road operator in the nation to offer a free mobile app for toll account management in 2012. The app, currently used by FasTrak®, ExpressAccount® customers and One-Time-Toll drivers who pay tolls per trip, has over 550,000 downloads. The latest update is version 3.0 and can be downloaded by searching “the toll roads” in the Google Play and Apple App stores.

Based on valuable feedback from customers, the mobile app has been completely redesigned and updated, making it easier to manage accounts and pay tolls from the palm of your hand. The updates include:

  • New user interface to quickly and easily access tools and features 
  • Streamlined processes allowing drivers without a FasTrak or ExpressAccount to pay tolls within 5 days before or 5 days after driving The Toll Roads
  • Convenient toll estimator providing drivers a tool to easily calculate the cost of their trip on The Toll Roads
  • Enhanced capabilities for accountholders to manage their accounts and quickly add or remove a vehicle, request a transponder, view recent toll activity and receive notifications

“Improving customer service and providing a congestion-free drive are two important goals for The Toll Roads, and our customers and drivers get both with the new and improved mobile app” said Ross Chun, Chair of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency. “Download the latest version of The Toll Roads’ app and enjoy a stress-free drive in Orange County.”

Before releasing the new update publicly, nearly 100 customers were selected to test drive the app, and their feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Here’s a snapshot of what they said:

  • “Excellent, very attractive interface. Great work on this app.”
  • “The look and navigation is great.”
  • “Very user-friendly and easy to use.”
  • “The whole app has a cleaner more intuitive interface.”

For customers who downloaded previous versions of The Toll Roads’ app, an update of the app’s software is required to explore and use the new version. Customers without an Apple or Android device can visit thetollroads.com from any mobile device to manage their account or pay tolls.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region’s growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The combined $338.6 million budgets include capital project initiatives and customer service enhancements

IRVINE, Calif. - June 9, 2016

The Boards of Directors of the San Joaquin Hills (SJHTCA) and Foothill/Eastern (F/ETCA) Transportation Corridor Agencies approved Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budgets totaling $338.6 million; comprised of $139.6 million for SJHTCA and $199 million for F/ETCA.

The F/ETCA and SJHTCA Boards of Directors also unanimously voted to continue the existing Board leadership for FY17. Craig Young, Yorba Linda City Councilman, and Lisa Bartlett, Orange County Supervisor, 5th District, will continue to serve as the F/ETCA Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. Ross Chun, Aliso Viejo City Councilman, and Melody Carruth, Laguna Hills City Councilwoman, will continue to serve as the SJHTCA Chair and Vice Chair, respectively.

“The Transportation Corridor Agencies’ FY17 budgets are a result of our continued vision to enhance mobility in Southern California,” said Michael Kraman, TCA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our year-over-year traffic and revenue growth allows us to comfortably invest in customer service enhancements and capital improvement projects along our 51-mile toll road system.”

Capital projects and customer service initiatives include:

  • Completing the environmental phase and implementing final design and community outreach efforts for the 241/91 Express Connector 
  • Advancing the planning and construction for the removal of toll booths at 13 locations along the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads
  • Implementing final engineering for the Oso Bridge and Gap Closure project
  • Exploring strategic solutions for the 241 to I-5 Connection and initiating the environmental process via the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act
  • Designing, fabricating and installing new signs along The Toll Roads
  • Pursuing opportunities for the transfer of mitigation properties for long-term management
  • Enhancing digital customer service tools and functions to improve customer travel planning and online experience

FY17 transactional toll revenues for both SJHTCA and F/ETCA are projected to grow by approximately 5 percent per agency through transaction growth and a 2 percent inflationary toll increase at all toll points. The toll rate increase ranges from 1 cent to 14 cents depending on the location and time of day. Changes in toll rates will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016.

To read the 2017 budgets and other financial reports in their entirety, please click here.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region’s growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

Share Your SoCal Destinations with #SummerOnTheTollRoads for a Chance to Win

IRVINE, Calif. - May 27, 2016

At nearly 800 square miles, Orange County is home to beautiful beaches, world-class shopping, the birthplace of California and the happiest place on Earth. But it is also home to The Toll Roads (State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261) – the largest network of toll roads in the state of California.

The Toll Roads is your fastest, easiest and most predictable way to get to and through Orange County, so let us be your go-to guide to visiting some of Southern California’s top destinations for a chance to win great prizes with a new social media contest. We are kicking off the unofficial start to summer by asking you, our drivers, where The Toll Roads will take you this summer.

For the next two weeks, from May 31 through June 12, we are hosting a giveaway on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for a chance to win a grand prize of $50 in toll credits, $25 gas card and a $25 restaurant gift card, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive $25 in toll credits.

To enter to win, post a photo of The Toll Roads or a summer destination that The Toll Roads will take you to on social media using the hashtag #SummerOnTheTollRoads. You can post photos to your pages or tweet us and tag us, just be sure your social media pages and posts are public to be entered to win. Visit thetollroads.com/promotions for more details on the contest.

The 73 Toll Road is a popular route for drivers traveling between Los Angeles and San Diego. The 241 Toll Road is a popular route to get to and from the Inland Empire, mountains and deserts to Orange County's beaches.

To stay in the know of road closures and alerts, receive updates on news, projects and initiatives and receive special offers for simply driving The Toll Roads, follow us on social media and visit thetollroads.com.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region's growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

Rental car drivers have three new, easy ways to pay tolls in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. - April 14, 2016

Paying tolls while driving a rental car on Orange County’s Toll Roads has just gotten easier. The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) have partnered with most major rental car companies to simplify toll payments by allowing tolls to be charged directly through rental car agreements. The new rental car toll payment programs, eligible only on State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261 in Southern California, eliminates the chance of a rental car customer receiving a Notice of Toll Evasion after they return their rental vehicle. Visitors will no longer need to know exactly what toll road they traveled on and where they entered and exited, if they choose to pay tolls through the rental car company or if they pre-register the rental car on The Toll Roads’ website.

When driving a rental car on The Toll Roads, customers can pay tolls the following ways:

  1. Pay tolls automatically through a rental car company program – Most rental car companies will now process tolls incurred directly to the rental customer and may add a fee to process the tolls. Customers should ask their rental car company how tolls are processed and how fees are assessed. Visit thetollroads.com/help/rentals, to view the rental car companies that offer rental toll payment programs for The Toll Roads of Orange County.
  2. Pay tolls online through The Toll Roads’ website – Drivers can choose to pay tolls directly at thetollroads.com/RentalTolls. Depending on the rental car company, drivers may need to register their rental vehicle online before driving on The Toll Roads. To register a rental vehicle, customers will need the rental car’s license plate number, rental period and credit card to allow tolls to be charged directly, bypassing any automatic rental car company program.
  3. Pay tolls with a FasTrak® or ExpressAccount®  – Accountholders renting a vehicle can temporarily add the rental vehicle’s license plate number to their account at thetollroads.com by logging into their account and including a start and end date for the rental period. Driving a rental car on The Toll Roads without temporarily adding the license plate to an existing account may result in tolls and additional convenience fees billed through the rental company or a Notice of Toll Evasion.

“With three new convenient payment options, rental car drivers can travel stress-free in and around Orange County,” said Michael Kraman, TCA’s Chief Executive Officer. “This is a huge step forward for TCA to improve the visitor and traveler experience while they visit Orange County and drive The Toll Roads.”

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region's growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

Explore the new and improved thetollroads.com to manage accounts and pay tolls

IRVINE, Calif. - April 14, 2016

The Toll Roads of Orange County (State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261) unveiled a new website to better serve The Toll Roads’ more than 800,000 accountholders and 260,000 daily drivers.

The website has been completely redesigned giving drivers easier and faster access to everything they need to pay tolls and manage their accounts.

The new look and functionality was designed based on the needs of the website’s 5.5 million annual visitors. The Toll Roads’ website is the go-to source for account maintenance, account sign-ups and online toll payments. It also provides information such as the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) Board meeting agendas, finance and investor information and news regarding capital projects and environmental programs.

New features at thetollroads.com include:

  • Streamlined processes for online One-Time-Toll payments and FasTrak® and ExpressAccount® sign ups
  • Enhanced capabilities for accountholders to easily update their account information and view account activity
  • A refreshed look and feel allowing customers to discover the latest news, offers and projects
  • Responsive design making it easier to navigate the website on a desktop, mobile device and tablet

With the launch of the new website, TCA, who operates the 51-mile Orange County toll road system, has partnered with most major rental car companies to ease visitor confusion by allowing tolls to be charged directly through the driver’s rental car agreement when they drive The Toll Roads. Additional improvements to customer’s travel planning and online experience will be introduced in the coming months.

Visit thetollroads.com to explore the new design and features.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region's growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

The State Route 241 Wildlife Protection Fence Project and Design Corridor manager Juliet Su are recognized for contributions to transportation in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. - December 15, 2015

WTS-OC named the Transportation Corridor Agencies'(TCA) Design Corridor manager Juliet Su Member of the Year and honored the State Route (SR) 241 Wildlife Protection Fence Project with the Innovative Transportation Solutions award at the 27th annual Awards Gala on December 3.

WTS is an international organization dedicated to advancing women in transportation through networking, seminars, access to top transportation professionals and mentoring.

Juliet Su of Aliso Viejo was named Member of the Year for her leadership in developing WTS' Mentorship Program and her continued involvement with the annual Transportation Academy, a two-week immersion into different facets of the transportation industry for undergraduate and graduate university students. Juliet oversees the design of the capital improvements projects for TCA and she is a registered professional engineer with more than 20 years of design and management experience.

The SR-241 Wildlife Protection Fence project was honored with the Innovative Transportation Solutions Award. The $10 million project includes a 6.5-mile state-of-the-art fence expected to reduce vehicle-wildlife collisions by 90 to 95 percent, along the northern portion of the 241 Toll Road, from the 261 Toll Road north to the 91 Freeway.

The Wildlife Protection Fence is 10-to-12 feet high with an 18-inch "outrigger" to prevent animals from climbing over the fence; is buried 24 inches to prevent animals from digging under the fence; includes jump-out-ramps at one-half mile intervals to provide animals with access back into open space should they inadvertently end up on the road; and is installed along the road's shoulder to minimize natural habitat loss.

Since installing the fence in June 2014, there have been no reported vehicle-wildlife collisions within the project area.

"This wildlife fence is significant for two reasons: we are protecting the mountain lions and deer that were here long before we began building our infrastructure in the county, and we are protecting motorists," Todd Spitzer, Third District Orange County Supervisor said when accepting the award on behalf of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency. "It's the right balance between environment and mobility. Since the fence was added we have not had an animal versus car accident."


The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region's growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

IRVINE, Calif. - October 9, 2015

At its regularly-scheduled monthly meeting the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency Board of Directors today, approved the issuance of toll road refunding revenue bonds to refinance half or more of its $2.2 billion in outstanding debt issued to fund construction of the 73 Toll Road.

The refinancing takes advantage of current low interest rates in the municipal bond market and recent strong performance of the 73 Toll Road to allow for a refinancing that will improve the agency's long-term financial health.

Contingent upon the execution of the restructuring plan, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings have rated the agency's Senior Lien Bonds at an investment grade level, an improvement over the 73 Toll Road's current bond ratings. The Senior Lien Bonds are rated BBB- by both Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. The Junior Lien Bonds are rated BB+ by both Standard and Poor's and Fitch Ratings.

"The BBB- (EXP) expected rating reflects the effect of the smoother debt service profile following this debt restructuring that, along with robust cash reserving, will leave the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (SJHTCA) dependent on only modest revenue growth to service debt," reports Fitch Ratings.

The plan restructures the bonds to lower annual debt service growth from 8.8 to 2.3 percent over the next ten years. This is accomplished by taking advantage of low interest rates and by selling bonds with a nominal maturity of 2050 compared to the current 2042. The structure includes call features to allow bonds to be paid off early so the actual final maturity may be well before 2050 depending on future road performance and decisions on toll rates.

Lowering the annual debt service growth rate and bond interest rate, along with the removal of the current requirement to aggressively raise toll rates to maximize revenue, will give the Board of Directors more flexibility to implement toll rate policies that are more in line with inflation.

More than 85,000 vehicles a day use the 73 Toll Road and traffic grew by 5.9 percent in Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14). The refinancing sets new revenue projections that are based on 18 years of actual usage trends and the new debt service growth rate is reduced from 8.8 to 2.3 percent over the next ten years. This is a sustainable plan that will lead to improved mobility in the region.

The Board of Directors approved structure parameters because exact amount and types of bonds to be offered to the market will not be known until the bonds are sold.

As of October 1, 2014, the offering would consist of:

  • $761 million of tax-exempt Senior Lien Toll Road Revenue Bonds (approximately $626 million of which will be Current Interest Bonds and $135 million of which will be Capital Appreciation Bonds).
  • $240 million of tax-exempt Junior Lien Toll Road Refunding Revenue Bonds.
  • The agency will also implement a tender offer and an offer to amend the terms of certain existing bonds that are not callable to further improve the refinancing results. The amount of tax-exempt Senior Lien and/or Junior Lien bonds could be increased by the purchase price the agency would pay if there is a successful tender purchase of Series 1997 bonds that are currently not callable.

Junior Lien bonds will be issued in order to lower costs and improve savings, flexibility and the efficiency of the refinancing. The amount could increase above the $240 million specified above. The Junior Lien bonds have a 1.1-times coverage ratio requirement.

A new bond structure with lower growth rates and advantageous call features will enable the agency to more easily manage its finances in the future. If revenues grow at a rate faster than the debt service growth rate, future Boards can elect to use excess revenue to pay down the debt sooner or raise tolls at a slower rate.

An average growth rate in gross toll revenues of 3.2 percent is projected between 2015 and 2050. The new annual debt service starts comfortably below estimated revenues for the next year providing more cushion as debt growth is anticipated to be 3.0 percent or less. With the call features planned to be imbedded in the restructuring bonds, the agency will have the option of using excess revenues to retire debt early.

The agency originally issued $1.1 billion in bonds in 1993 to finance construction of the 73 Toll Road. In 1997, the agency issued $1.4 billion of refunding bonds to refinance all but $220 million of the original 1993 bonds. In 2011, because of the severe financial stresses caused in part by the Great Recession, the agency restructured its debt by means of an agreement with existing bondholders, which amended a number of key covenants in the Master Indenture of Trust and extended the maturities on $430 million of the 1997 bonds to 2042.

The current toll rate covenant requires that toll rates be set annually to achieve maximum revenue as determined by an independent traffic and revenue consultant. This toll setting requirement has resulted in toll rate increases averaging 5.6% in FY12, 10% in FY13, 10% in FY14 and 5.9% in FY15. Over the past three years - FY11 to FY14 - revenue grew 33 percent. The new rate covenant will allow for more modest inflationary toll rate increases to achieve the 1.3 times coverage for the annual debt service for the Senior Lien bonds.

The bonds are scheduled to be marketed and priced the week of October 20 and close the week of November 3, 2014.

The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (SJHTCA) is a joint powers authority formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate the 15-mile San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor (SR 73). Elected officials from surrounding cities and county supervisorial districts are appointed to serve on each agency's board of directors. Public oversight ensures that the interests of local communities and drivers are served and that TCA continues to meet the region's growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

Avoid Orange County's Congested Freeways By Driving The Toll Roads To Your Holiday Staycation

IRVINE, Calif. - August 27, 2015

As summer comes to an end, The Toll Roads anticipate a busy travel period during Labor Day weekend. Visitors driving through Orange County to and from the Inland Empire, San Diego and Los Angeles are encouraged to drive The Toll Roads (State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261) as alternatives to the freeways.

The 73 Toll Road is a popular route for drivers traveling between Los Angeles and San Diego. The 241 Toll Road is a popular route to get to and from the Inland Empire, mountains and deserts to Orange County's beaches.

Travel Tips for Drivers and Visitors:
Temporarily Add a License Plate - Are you hosting out-of-town guests for the holiday or renting or borrowing a vehicle? Temporarily add a vehicle's license plate number to your ExpressAccount® or FasTrak® account to continue to pay electronically. Log in to your account at www.thetollroads.com and click on the "Vehicle Information" tab to easily add a vehicle for a temporary basis.

Pay Tolls Online Using One-Time-Toll - Visitors can pay tolls online or via The Toll Roads' free app using the One-Time-Toll® payment option. With One-Time-Toll, drivers have 5 days after their trip to make a One-Time-Toll payment to avoid receiving a Notice of Toll Evasion. To download the app, search "The Toll Roads" in the Apple App or Google Play Stores.

Calculate Tolls Online - Want to know what the cost is for a particular trip? Check out The Toll Roads' online toll calculator at www.thetollroads.com. To easily calculate your toll, select the road you will drive; your entry and exit points (choose "unknown" if you are not sure); how you will pay; and the number of axles your vehicle has. The toll calculator webpage also features a downloadable map and rate card.

Pack Your Fastrak Transponder - FasTrak is used to collect tolls electronically on all of California's tolled bridges, lanes and roads - including the 10/110 Metro ExpressLanes in Los Angeles; The Toll Roads and 91 Express Lanes in Orange County; the I-15 Express Lanes and 125 South Bay Expressway in San Diego; the I-680 Express Lanes in Alameda; the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and various bridges in the Bay Area. Make sure the vehicle you will be driving is registered to your FasTrak account and tolls will be collected electronically.


The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region's growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

The combined $285.3 million budgets include continued efforts to strengthen the agencies' finances and initiatives to improve regional transportation mobility

IRVINE, Calif - June 12, 2015

The Boards of Directors of the San Joaquin Hills (SJHCTA) and Foothill/Eastern (F/ETCA) Transportation Corridor Agencies approved Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) budgets totaling $285.3 million; comprised of $124.3 million for the SJHTCA and $161 million for the F/ETCA.

Debt service makes up nearly 80 percent of the combined budgets. Toll revenue bonds were issued to fund construction of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads without taxpayer dollars. Both agencies are on solid financial ground after refinancing nearly $4 billion of bonds issued for construction. By restructuring the debt profile, the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) improved its credit ratings, created future flexibility for capital improvement projects and restored toll setting authority to the Boards of Directors.

"TCA is on a positive and sustainable track for the future with last year's financial and operational milestones," said Craig Young, Chair of the F/ETCA Board of Directors and Yorba Linda Councilman. "This budget demonstrates our commitment to providing dependable, congestion-free alternatives to local freeways and developing future solutions that address our region's transportation network."

FY16 initiatives include:

  • Enhance website and customer service call center to provide customers with a great experience and continually maintain TCA's strong and lasting relationship with drivers
  • Advance the planning and construction of the 241/91 Direct Express Lanes Connector
  • Explore transportation planning concepts that involve sustainable community strategies and active transportation mandates to complete the vision of the 241 Toll Road
  • Strengthen regional partnerships to pursue solutions to Southern California's mobility challenges
  • Implement comprehensive outreach plan for visitors, tourism industry and rental car agencies
  • Ensure accountability of TCA's robust environmental program by addressing land conservation; wildlife protection; and air and water quality management

With the continued recovery of Southern California's economy, FY15 combined transactions are up by more than 2 percent and combined transactional toll revenue is expected to be up nearly 8 eight percent over FY14. The Toll Roads record nearly 280,000 transactions per day.

FY16 transactional toll revenues for both SJHTCA and F/ETCA are projected to grow by 3 percent per agency through a 2 percent inflationary toll rate increase at all locations. The toll rate increase ranges from 1 cent to 13 cents depending on the location and time of the day. Changes in toll rates will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region's growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

Expanding mobile presence and building on success of nation's first app to manage an electronic toll account

IRVINE, Calif - April 2, 2015

The Toll Roads have launched a free Spanish-language app for Android and Apple devices, allowing drivers of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads to manage their accounts or pay tolls using One-Time-Toll® en Español.

"We're excited to launch our free Spanish-language app, which will allow us to reach more drivers and provide them with a convenient way to manage their accounts and pay tolls from anywhere at any time," said Michael A. Kraman, CEO of the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), the government agencies that operates the 51-mile toll road network in Orange County. "Our goal is to provide a stress-free way to get where you want to be and creating an accessible account management app experience in Spanish is an important step toward that goal."

The Toll Roads developed and released its Spanish-language account management app as smartphone use among Hispanics continues to grow. A 2013 study by the Pew Research Center found that Hispanics own smartphones and go online from a mobile device at similar - and sometimes higher - rates than other groups of Americans.

TCA was the first toll road operator in the nation to offer a free app for toll account management. Since the release of the English-language version in 2012, there have been nearly 360,000 Android and iPhone downloads of The Toll Roads app.

The Toll Roads app - in both English and Spanish - provides instant access to edit account information, view account balances, add or remove vehicles, request additional FasTrak® transponders, review recent activity and make payments.

Search "The Toll Roads en Español" or "The Toll Roads" in the Apple App or Google Play stores to download The Toll Roads' app. For information about paying tolls on The Toll Roads, visit www.thetollroads.com.

In May 2014, The Toll Roads ended cash toll collection, making travel faster and more convenient for the thousands of weekday commuters who choose The Toll Roads. All tolls are paid electronically with a FasTrak transponder account, an ExpressAccount® that records tolls with license plate photos or One-Time-Toll, which does not require the driver to have an account and is ideal for infrequent toll road users and visitors. Using the One-Time-Toll option, a driver can pay for their toll through the app or online within five days of driving on The Toll Roads.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region's growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

The Toll Roads Media Relations
Sarah Swensson King
Media Relations Manager
SKing@thetollroads.com
949.754.3417

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