NC Quick Pass Transponder Sales Surpass 50,000 Friday, December 21, 2012

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Turnpike Authority sold its 50,000th NC Quick Pass transponder Wednesday, Dec. 19, just 14 months after launching sales.

14,228 transponders have been sold over the phone and at the NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center in Morrisville, and 36,101 were purchased via the NC Quick Pass website, bringing the current total to 50,329.

NC Quick Pass is a pre-paid account used for all-electronic toll collection. It is one way of paying for tolls on North Carolina toll facilities.

Drivers can open an NC Quick Pass pre-paid account and use a small electronic device called a transponder. The sticker transponder, which costs $5, attaches to the vehicle and is read by antennas mounted above the roadway. Customers may also purchase a hard case transponder for $20. With an additional $20 pre-paid toll balance, toll payment is automatically deducted from the customer’s account. By using an NC Quick Pass transponder, customers can save up to 35 percent on tolls.

Tolls are collected electronically, eliminating the need for toll booths. Overhead, high-speed cameras capture the license plate information of drivers without transponders and the Turnpike Authority sends a bill by mail.

Signing up for an NC Quick Pass account is quick and easy through the online application at www.ncquickpass.com/. Motorists may also download an application and fax or mail it to the NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center.

In addition, customers may now access their NC Quick Pass account on the new mobile website. From a smart phone, customers can convert a Bill by Mail account to an NC Quick Pass account, pay invoices and manage account information.
 
The first phase of the Triangle Expressway opened in December 2011, the second phase opened in August of this year and phase three opened Dec. 20.

For additional information on North Carolina Turnpike Authority and toll road projects, visit www.ncturnpike.org.

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