Tyler, TX (FOX51) — Beginning in April, the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA), a local government agency, began enforcing the payment of tolls on Toll 49. The enforcement effort follows a major community outreach program aimed at
informing drivers about the newest segment of Toll 49, which opened to traffic on March 28, 2013.
The NET RMA is encouraging all drivers to use a prepaid toll tag account fromone of the three Texas Toll agencies: (1) the North Texas Tollway Authority (Toll Tag),(2) the TxDOT Toll Operations Division (TxTag); or (3) the Harris County Toll Road
Authority (EZ TAG). Those using a prepaid toll tag account enjoy the lowest toll rate possible for using Toll 49 and toll roads statewide. The majority of Toll 49 drivers will not be impacted by the change in enforcement as most already pay their tollselectronically with TxTag.
To accommodate drivers who choose not to pay using a prepaid toll tag account, the NET RMA has implemented a Pay-By-Mail program. Customers simply drive down Toll 49.
While on the road, their vehicle’s license plate will be photographed, and an invoice will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. For Customers using Pay-By-Mail, it is important to respond promptly to the request for payment to enjoy the lowest cost. If an invoice is paid after the initial due date, additional fees may be added to offset administrative costs to collect the toll. These fees increase with each attempt to collect, and if unpaid will require appearance in court to reconcile.
Pay-By-Mail customers who used Toll 49 prior to March 28th may receive an invoice from TxDOT’s Toll Operations Division for their tolls from driving on Toll 49.
Drivers are responsible for payment of all toll invoices or violation notices received, regardless of the tolling agency listed. The NET RMA has partnered with the other Texas Toll agencies and Toll 49 customers should start seeing NET RMA invoices the week of May 5th. Once received, you may call 1-888-923-2808 or visit www.PayNETRMAToll.com to pay your NET RMA invoice.
Please contact one of these agencies to receive information about getting a prepaid toll tag account.
TollTag account – contact NTTA at 972-818-8862 or online at www.ntta.org
TxTag account - contact TxDOT Toll Operations Division at 888-468-9824 or online at www.txtag.org
- EZ TAG account – contact HCTRA at 281-875-EASY (3279) or online at www.hctra.org
The NET RMA encourages all drivers to “Take The Fast Lane! Drive Toll 49!”