AUSTIN — TxDOT’s annual toll rate increase is set to start Jan. 1, 2020.
The biggest increase will be felt by drivers who still pay by mail, as the surcharge for those transactions will increase to 50 percent of the base rate paid by all toll users. This means motorists with a TxTag account will experience an even larger discount on tolls – a discount of 33 percent compared to Pay By Mail rates.
The 50 percent surcharge for Pay By Mail transactions helps defray the rising administrative costs associated with these mailed payments, such as viewing license plate images, generating and mailing invoices and processing payments.
Raising this surcharge to 50 percent also brings TxDOT Pay By Mail rates in line with other toll authorities in Austin and Dallas and across the country, and further incentivizes having a TxTag account.