IRVINE, Calif. - December 11, 2018
The Toll Roads of Orange County is the largest network of toll roads in California and with more than 330,000 daily trips, cash paying customers can now process their toll payments at 7-Eleven locations nationwide using PayNearMe’s barcode technology.
As part of its continual efforts to enhance customer service, The Toll Roads is now allowing cash paying customers to process toll payments at popular retailers such as 7-Eleven. The PayNearMe system is a seamless interface with the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ back office system to post payments to appropriate customer accounts.
“Improving customer service and providing a congestion-free drive are two important goals for The Toll Roads,” said Samuel Johnson, TCA’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers and drivers can continue to get both with the launch of our new nationwide cash payment network.”
PayNearMe initially launched in October, allowing customers to bring their toll evasion notice into any 7-Eleven location where a store clerk will scan the barcode on the notice and collect the cash payment. Future plans include expanding the locations to other retail chains and allowing both FasTrak® and ExpressAccount® customers and non-accountholders to pay for tolls on the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads.
To-date, nearly 4,000 payments have been processed with PayNearMe from 7-Eleven locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Texas and North Carolina. Nearly 70 percent of those payments were processed for first-time customers using The Toll Roads.
PayNearMe has been processing cash payments for thousands of businesses and government agencies since 2009 and today, is accepted at over 27,000 retail locations in the U.S. The Toll Roads plans to expand its PayNearMe retail program to CVS and Family Dollar locations in spring 2019.
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. 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.