RALEIGH - The North Carolina Turnpike Authority sold its 1000th NC Quick Pass transponder Wednesday, eight days after opening the NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center in Morrisville and launching sales on the
NC Quick Pass website. 157 transponders have been sold at the customer service center and 892 were purchased via the internet, bringing the current total to 1,049.
NC Quick Pass is a pre-paid account used for all-electronic toll collection. It is one way of paying for tolls on future North Carolina toll facilities. The first phase of the Triangle Expressway, the state's first toll road, will open to traffic in December of this year. Drivers can open an NC Quick Pass pre-paid account and use a small electronic device called a transponder. The transponder attaches to the vehicle and is read by antennas mounted above the roadway. Toll payment is automatically deducted from the customer's account.
Signing up for an NC Quick Pass account is quick and easy through
the online application. Motorists may also download an application and fax or mail it to the NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center. Once signed up for an NC Quick Pass account, the easiest way to manage the account information, update or change credit card information, track transponder usage, obtain statements, or make a payment is through the website. Tolls will be collected electronically, eliminating the need for toll booths.
Customers may purchase an electronic sticker transponder, called NC Quick Pass, for $5 to begin saving up to 35 percent on tolls. Overhead, high-speed cameras will capture the license plate information of drivers without transponders and the Turnpike Authority will bill them by mail. For additional information on North Carolina Turnpike Authority and toll road projects, visit