Toll Calculator & Gas Calculator FAQ

Payment Options FAQ

How do American toll roads collect payment? Why do you have different toll payment methods in toll calculations?

On most USA toll roads, bridges, and tunnels you will have three payment options to pay your tolls.

  • If you install a Tag, an eligible transponder (E-ZPass, SunPass, TollTag, TxTag, FasTrak, I-PASS, PikePass, AutoExpreso, etc.), you do not need to stop to pay the toll. This toll is “Tag” toll.
  • If you do not have an eligible Tag installed, some tolling agencies take a picture of your license plate and send you a bill. This toll is “Video” (Pay By Plate, ZipCash, TollByPlate, Pay by Mail, License Plate Toll etc.) toll.
  • At some locations, you stop and pay toll by cash or credit or a debit card, the toll is “Cash” toll.
How do I pay a toll?

There was no standard way to pay your tolls. Tag transponders are not interoperable. If you have transponder for one road, it may not work on another. Good news is that now you can use Tollguru™ Toll Calculator to know the payment methods allowed on each toll plaza along your route.

Please refer to toll information for your state to learn more about toll payment options such as state specific tag transponders and cash tolls.

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