Orange County’s Toll Roads Attain 2 Million Open Accounts
California’s largest toll road network doubles its open accounts in four years.
IRVINE, Calif. - September 10, 2021
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) – responsible for planning, designing, financing, constructing and operating Orange County’s more than 420 lane miles of Toll Roads – Thursday evening reached the milestone of having 2 million open FasTrak® accounts.
The milestone occurred just four years after TCA realized 1 million FasTrak accounts and two years after reaching 1.5 million FasTrak accounts. To celebrate, the 2 millionth accountholder will receive a gift of $500 in toll credits.
“We are pleased to see the increased growth of accountholders and ridership. The rapid growth of our accounts is evidence that every day more drivers see the value The Toll Roads provide in their personal lives to support spending more time with family or increased productivity while also reducing congestion on I-5, I-405 and State Route 55,” said TCA CEO Samuel Johnson.
The FasTrak brand was created by TCA in 1993 as the only preestablished account that can be used to pay tolls electronically on every tolled bridge, lane and road in California — stretching from northern California to the international border.
TCA has remained an innovator in the industry since its creation as recently seen through its leadership role in adopting new technology statewide that supported TCA as the first California agency to introduce sticker transponders, increasing customer appeal while reducing costs and allowing TCA’s elimination of account fees.
By the numbers:
- There are more TCA FasTrak accounts than residents of the following 14 states (and the District of Columbia): Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming and Rhode Island.
- More than 5.5 million transponders have been issued to TCA FasTrak accountholders; that’s nearly two for every Orange County resident.
- 92% of all tolls paid on The Toll Roads are paid via a FasTrak account.
- FasTrak accountholders who prepay their tolls and commute to and from work on The Toll Roads save a minimum of $40 a month.
FasTrak accountholders pay lower tolls (up to $2.07 per toll) than drivers without FasTrak who pay online, via The Toll Roads app or using the PayNearMe cash payment network. Drivers with a FasTrak Prepaid account qualify to enjoy an additional $1 off every toll through The Toll Roads’ frequent driver discount program.
To sign up for FasTrak, visit TheTollRoads.com or download The Toll Roads app.
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 public toll road system comprised of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads.