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Old 09-11-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Sending someone a bill two years after they use your service seems mob like.
I agree, I think the NTTA stinks and I try to avoid using toll roads so I don't have to deal with them. I have a toll tag only because it is much easier to deal with than the delayed bills they send you if you do not have a tag. I used to not have one and NTTA would sit on the charges for up to a year at a time. Once when they sent a "second notice" without sending a bill ever to begin with, I called and raised hell and got those fees taken off...but I got lucky. Many others get bent over a barrel.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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It's a confusing system for out-of-staters...although I've heard out-of-state license plates get to ride free for awhile?
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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I agree, I think the NTTA stinks and I try to avoid using toll roads so I don't have to deal with them. I have a toll tag only because it is much easier to deal with than the delayed bills they send you if you do not have a tag. I used to not have one and NTTA would sit on the charges for up to a year at a time. Once when they sent a "second notice" without sending a bill ever to begin with, I called and raised hell and got those fees taken off...but I got lucky. Many others get bent over a barrel.
I assure you nobody gets bent over a barrel in that situation. They ALWAYS remove late charges when you explain your situation (No need to raise hell). Its just their protocol.

You can't have your cake and eat it too. You cannot hate paying toll and at the same time refuse ANY gas tax hike.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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Do you care to elaborate? It's amazing how people make these broad statements without any backup.
DO some research. Its posted all over the internet.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/north-...practic-878833

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/NORTH-...o-Texas-642425

http://watchdognation.com/north-texa...es-fines-fees/

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/10...ity-bills.html

http://www.democraticunderground.com...ress=180x60554

http://transportationblog.dallasnews...ll-story.html/


I could posts 100's maybe even 1000's of these all day long.

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I assure you nobody gets bent over a barrel in that situation. They ALWAYS remove late charges when you explain your situation (No need to raise hell). Its just their protocol.

You can't have your cake and eat it too. You cannot hate paying toll and at the same time refuse ANY gas tax hike.
No, they don't always remove late charges. It wasn't a simple phone call. It was a week of daily phone calls with hours spent on hold.

Who the hell said I refused gas tax hikes? To be honest I'd rather pay a little more at the pump than deal with the NTTA and their BS. Stop putting words in my mouth.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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No, they don't always remove late charges. It wasn't a simple phone call. It was a week of daily phone calls with hours spent on hold.

Who the hell said I refused gas tax hikes? To be honest I'd rather pay a little more at the pump than deal with the NTTA and their BS. Stop putting words in my mouth.
100% agree. By the time I got the actual bill they put it to collections and its still not resolved. Mob like mentality.

Two years is more than a delayed bill especially when I tried to be proactive in the beginning.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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If the state wants to make some money on the tollroads they should patrol for speeding or set up some equally crafty electronic method to catch them. I've never seen so many maniacal speed demons in my life.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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the toll way is pretty intense. If you're doing 10 over people are tailgating you and pissed off.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Blah
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No, they don't always remove late charges. It wasn't a simple phone call. It was a week of daily phone calls with hours spent on hold.

Who the hell said I refused gas tax hikes? To be honest I'd rather pay a little more at the pump than deal with the NTTA and their BS. Stop putting words in my mouth.
Exactly, I recall people buying used cars not knowing the vehicle had toll fees and the NTTA refused to remove the toll fees. The reverse is true as well where people had to pay late fees on car they sold. The NTTA refused o remove the fees despite showing a bill of sells. The late charges are insane and start adding up quick! I remember getting a late bill after a year without any bills. They tacked on $100 for being late for $10! I would have gladly paid the $10 bill should they have sent me a bill. Now days I avoid the Toll roads as much as possible but I also make sure I keep a surplus in my account just in case.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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I went through this earlier this year when I sold one of my cars. The new owner drove it home and took the Tollway. That same day, I went online and filled out the "sold my car" form they have on the TXDOT website, put in my license plate and all that, and figured it was a done deal.

Nope. The guy drove on the tollway for the next three days while NTTA was still assessing charges to my account. It came out to be $48. I called them and told them I had sold the car, they didn't care. I eventually ended up paying it and just saying the hell with it, which is what I imagine they are hoping for by making people stay on hold for an hour at a time.
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