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