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Expressway Authority to test toll payments via cell phone
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Expressway Authority to test toll payments via cell phone

Expressway Authority to test toll payments via cell phone
Photo Credit: www.paytollo.com

Expressway Authority to test toll payments via cell phone

Central Florida Expressway Authority Board is entering into a contract with the developer of a new toll payment system called Paytollo.

The idea is to download an app onto your smartphone, create an account with your name, email, vehicle license information and a credit card.

When you approach a toll booth, your phone asks if you want to use Paytollo to pay the toll.  If you approve, then an email will be sent to you right after the toll is taken from your account.

The alternative is for the Expressway to send you a bill in the mail.

Paytollo officials say their service costs less than a postage stamp, thus saving you money.

For the Expressway, savings come from not having to mail out bills.

We asked if that means Paytollo customers would enjoy a lower toll, like E-pass users do. The answer is: That decision has not been made.

Beta testing will begin in February and, if it works, a soft launch could begin in March with a full launch in May, according to a presentation given to the Expressway Board last year.

To see a marketing video of how this works:  click here.

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