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Unread 11-21-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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Default Texas Ezpass

Where do you get one of these tags for your car and do they have them for your license plates as well so you don't have to stick it in your window?
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Unread 11-21-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You mean the EZ tag for the toll roads? You'll find them at EZ Tag stores located along certain points of the Beltway toll roads. You might do a google search for EZ Tag store Houston and get locations from there.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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Thanks, in NJ we used to log on to the Ezpass site and they would just mail one out to you. I'm learning everything is different here. Just like the license. I could walk into a DMV in NJ and get one within an hour and here, I get a piece of paper and it has to be mailed to me. That's weird to me.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 07:46 PM
 
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You can have an EZ tag mailed to you or you may pick it up at one of the EZ Tag stores. I reigstered at the store and it took less than 5 minutes.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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Where do you get one of these tags for your car and do they have them for your license plates as well so you don't have to stick it in your window?

Back in the day ('99ish) they used to have a credit card sized box that you stuck on the glass. It was about half an inch thick. You used to be able to hold them up as you went through the toll plaza readers, then put it back on the console.

Nowadays it's a plastic sticker, making it much harder.

You can get the toll tags at the EZ tag stores, located off the beltway. Houston's version is called the EZ tag, other places around is called the TxTag. I believe they all work at any toll road in Texas.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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ok that was my next question, if I got one in Houston would I be able to use it anywhere in TX like when I travel to San Antonio, Austin etc. Thanks all!
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Unread 11-21-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Houston
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So far I know valid in entire Texas. I have one too.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Where do you get one of these tags for your car and do they have them for your license plates as well so you don't have to stick it in your window?
EZ tags are totally worth it!! They do stick to your windshield...I have mine in front of my rear-view mirror so I can't even see it when sitting in my car, but the scanners pick it up just fine.

Go to this website:
Getting an EZ TAG (http://houston.about.com/od/transportation/ht/eztag.htm - broken link)

Your EZ TAG will work on all lanes of the Dallas North Tollway, the President George Bush Turnpike, the Addison Airport Toll Tunnel and the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge. DFW International Airport will not accept your EZ TAG. (Dallas is the only other major city in Texas that has a Toll Way that I know of...Austin and San Antonio do not)

The EZ TAG program allows motorists to prepay their tolls using a major credit card or direct debit payment option. The EZ TAG itself is a small credit-card sized device that adheres to the inside of the windshield. Tolls are electronically deducted from their account. When the EZ TAG account reaches the minimum balance level, it automatically recharges (or debits) the customer's credit card or bank account to bring it back to the original deposit amount.

With EZ TAG there is no minimum usage requirement.

What You Need:

  • Driver's License Number
  • $40.00 USD
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Unread 11-21-2008, 11:55 PM
 
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Houston & Dallas toll tags will work just fine on all toll roads in Texas.
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Unread 11-22-2008, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Your EZ TAG will work on all lanes of the Dallas North Tollway, the President George Bush Turnpike, the Addison Airport Toll Tunnel and the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge. DFW International Airport will not accept your EZ TAG. (Dallas is the only other major city in Texas that has a Toll Way that I know of...Austin and San Antonio do not)
Maybe 4-5 years ago that was true, but now Austin has 4 Toll Ways! TX45, Loop 1, 130, and 183-A. Also at least 2 more under construction, HWY 290W and TX45 South. It's becoming toll city down here. All work with the EZ-TAG, though.

What Austin doesn't have yet, is a toll highway called a "Turnpike," a la the George Bush in DFW..
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