Toll Rates to Change for SH 130 Segments 5 and 6
Cars with TxTag Accounts Still Pay Lowest Rate
MUSTANG RIDGE, Texas – Toll rates for the main lanes of Texas State Highway 130 Segments 5 and 6 between Mustang Ridge and Seguin will increase on November 11.
The base toll rate for a light vehicle (such as a family car or pickup truck) will be 17 cents per mile or $6.98 to travel the entire 41-mile length of the roadway. The base toll rate for an 18-wheeler will be 68.1 cents per mile or $27.95 to travel the entire distance.
These base toll rates will be charged to vehicles using a TxTag device, an electronic toll collection sticker applied to the inside windshield of cars and trucks. Drivers can open a TxTag account at www.TxTag.org.
Users of the North Texas Tollway Authority’s TollTag and the Harris County Toll Road Authority’s EZ TAG can also pay the base rate to drive on the southern portions of SH 130.
Drivers who do not own a TxTag, TollTag or EZ TAG will pay a rate no more than 33 percent higher than the base rate and will be billed by mail.
Drivers can view a map of the new toll road including entry and exit points and a complete toll schedule at www.mysh130.com.
The toll rates for SH 130 Segments 5 and 6 were set in the original Facilities Concession Agreement contract between the SH 130 Concession Company, LLC and the Texas Department of Transportation. Once per year, the rate may be adjusted based on the performance of the state’s economy as determined by the state’s gross domestic product per capita. This year’s annual adjustment was an increase of roughly 3/4 of a penny per mile for light vehicles.
About SH 130 Concession Company
SH 130 Concession Co. operates and maintains Segments 5 & 6 of SH 130 from Mustang Ridge to Seguin, Texas. The 41-mile section of the toll road immediately south of Austin offers a speed limit of 85 MPH — the highest in the United States. The road is owned by the Texas Department of Transportation, which has leased the facility to SH 130 Concession Co. for 50 years.
For more information contact Kate Miller Morton at 512-922-6277.