DOTD offers tips to use the in-lane cash and charge machine at LA 1
Leeville, La. – With the Golden Meadow Tarpon Rodeo and the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is offering travelers, and regular commuters at the La. 1 toll road, tips to help them get through the gantry quicker.
“We are committed to making this as smooth a transition as possible - from the kiosks to the in-lane cash and charge machine,” said Rhett Desselle, DOTD Assistant Secretary of Operations. “Based on customer feedback, we have and will continue to make modifications to improve this new process.”
DOTD recommends that regular commuters consider opening a GeauxPass Toll Tag account. Drivers can avoid lines or delays in the dedicated left lane for toll tag users. The advantages of using GeauxPass are no lines at the toll gantry; no scrambling for loose change or dollar bills; no need to open car windows in bad weather; access to non-stop, open toll lane on La. 1; GeauxPass is a snap to install – no tools necessary; and the GeauxPass Toll Tag also works at the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
However, if customers are periodic travelers to the area, a few things they can do to expedite their travel experience on La. 1 are the following:
· Pay attention to the advance signs along La. 1, leading up to the toll gantry, to pre-determine your vehicle toll classification BEFORE you reach the in-lane cash and charge machine.
· Have your cash or credit/debit card ready before you reach the in-lane cash and charge machine.
· Take your time when approaching the in-lane cash and charge machine, so your vehicle is within arm’s reach of the keypad, credit/debit card swiper and bill/coin collectors.
· Select your vehicle type from the chart posted next to the keypad, remember to press “OK” BEFORE inserting your cash or credit/debit card.
To reduce transaction time, toll customers are encouraged to use a credit/debit card, or use a minimum number of bills or coins for payment, if using cash.
To open a GeauxPass Toll Tag account, visit www.geauxpass.com and click on “Open a New Account.”