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Fourth TX Tollroad goes cashless

Samuel Staley
July 1, 2008, 12:57pm

Highway 183A outside of Austin, Texas has become the fourth tollroad in the state to go completely cashless. Eighty percent of users already use an electronic transponder (TXTag, EZ-tag, or Tolltag), and eliminating cash toll booths will save the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority $1 million per year. Those without tags will be billed via mail. The transition will take place in November 2008. 183A joins three other cashless tollroads: the Westpark Tollway in Houston (the nation's first, opened in 2004), Loop 49 in Tyler, and SH 121 in Dallas.

Samuel Staley is Research Fellow


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