The Toll Roads of Orange County Offer New Program for Rental Car Drivers
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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