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Travel Tips for Driving The Toll Roads Memorial Day Weekend

The Toll Roads make getting around O.C. easy for locals and visitors alike

IRVINE, Calif. - May 24, 2019

The Toll Roads – State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261 – are not just for commuters. They are great for day trips, road trips and weekend getaways. And with Memorial Day serving as the unofficial start to summer, here are some Toll Road travel tips to make getting around Orange County a breeze.

This weekend let The Toll Roads be your go-to guide to visiting some of Southern California’s top destinations. Heading to Newport Beach? Jump on the 73 Toll Road, enjoy the beautiful scenery and bypass traffic on the 405 freeway. Driving from Corona to the Irvine Spectrum? Take the 241 and 133 Toll Roads and get there in half the time. 

No account, no problem. Paying tolls online or via The Toll Roads app is easy. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit TheTollRoads.com within 5 days of driving
  2. Click the yellow “Pay Toll Now” button
  3. Enter your license plate number and see toll(s) due
  4. Select: Calculate My Toll(s) For Me

Driving a rental vehicle? The Toll Roads partner with most major rental car companies to simplify toll payments by allowing tolls to be charged directly through rental car agreements. If a car company doesn’t allow drivers to pay tolls through the rental agreement, tolls can be paid online within five days. Always ask your rental car company how tolls are processed and how fees are assessed. Visit TheTollRoads.com/help/rentals for more information.

Hosting guests? You can temporarily add their vehicle's license plate number to your ExpressAccount® or FasTrak® account to pay their tolls. Log in to your account at TheTollRoads.com and click on the "Vehicle Information" tab to temporarily add a vehicle. 

Taking a road trip? Don’t forget to pack your transponder! FasTrak transponders work on every tolled bridge, lane and road in California 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.

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.

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