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For Immediate Release (Sept. 8, 2014)

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.

View the Toll Rates – Effective November 11 2014


TxDot News Release (June 9, 2014)

TxTag Toll Road Billing Services to be Easier, Faster for Texans

New toll billing system will provide 24-hour access to account information, automated payment options, text alerts, more

AUSTIN — Customers using TxTag toll road billing services will soon have new and improved account access and payment options at their fingertips. The Texas Department of Transportation has hired Xerox to streamline all of the agency’s toll billing operations to provide customers a more seamless and efficient account experience.

“We’ve heard from our customers and look forward to offering improved TxTag billing services that will help them access their account information and pay a bill without waiting in long lines or on hold,” said retired LtGen J.F. Weber, USMC, TxDOT executive director.

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For Immediate Release (October 11, 2013)

Toll Rates to Change for SH 130 Segments 5 and 6

Cars with TxTag Accounts Still Pay Lowest Rate

MUSTANG RIDGE, Texas – Beginning Monday, November 11, 2013, toll rates for the main lanes of Texas State Highway 130 Segments 5 and 6 will change. The year-old road spans approximately 41 miles, from Mustang Ridge to Seguin.

The base toll rate for a light vehicle (such as a family car or pickup truck) will be 15.8 cents per mile or $6.48 to travel the entire length of the new roadway. The base toll rate for an 18-wheeler will be 63.1 cents per mile or $25.89 to travel the entire length of the new roadway. These base toll rates will be charged to vehicles using a TxTag device.  From April 1, 2013 through March 30, 2014, trucks using SH 130 will pay the light vehicle toll rate due to a discount incentive by the Texas Department of Transportation. The truck discount can save drivers almost 80 percent of the cost of traveling the toll road.

These base toll rates will be charged to vehicles using a TxTag device.  TxTag is 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 receive a bill in the mail and will pay a rate no more than 33 percent higher than the base rate.

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.

View the New Toll Rates Effective Nov. 11, 2013

About SH 130 Concession Company

State Highway 130 Segments 5 and 6 form a new toll road that will provide drivers with a better way to travel through Central Texas. The project spans approximately 41 miles, beginning in Mustang Ridge, travelling through three counties (Travis, Caldwell and Guadalupe) and connecting with Interstate 10 in Seguin. The southern portion of SH 130 is a public-private partnership that has supported more than 4,000 jobs and has invested more than $1.4 billion into the state of Texas.  This new toll road is a project of the SH 130 Concession Company, LLC, an independent company formed by Cintra US and Zachry American Infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.mysh130.com.  Customers may also contact the SH 130 Concession Company by calling (toll-free) 877-SH130TX or 877-741-3089.

 

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For Immediate Release – October 10, 2013

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New Signs Installed To Help Drivers Avoid I-35 Gridlock

Portions of I-410 and I-10 Share the SH 130 Designation

MUSTANG RIDGE, TEX – Cars and trucks traveling from South Texas now have a better explanation of their options as they drive up through Central Texas. Thanks to the construction of a series of signage improvements along I-35 and I-410 in the San Antonio area, drivers know that they have an alternative to the congestion and frustration that can accompany I-35 through San Antonio.

Now, signs alert drivers approaching San Antonio that they can take I-410 and I-10 to the SH 130 toll road if they want to bypass traffic in two of the state’s busiest metropolitan areas.

“SH 130 provides a safe and reliable alternative to battling the congestion on I-35,” said Javier Gutierrez, CEO of the SH 130 Concession Company. “Drivers deserve a choice to get out of the traffic jams that can occur at any hour. We hope that increased awareness of SH 130 will help everyone get where they need to go.”

“Improved signage is beneficial to the commuting public and professional truck drivers alike,” said John D. Esparza, president and CEO of Texas Trucking Association. “The dual designation of highways helps drivers and dispatchers make informed decisions on the best routes to take, and allows commercial vehicles and commuters an opportunity to avoid gridlock on I-35 by utilizing SH 130 as a viable option.”

The installation of the signs was a joint project of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the SH 130 Concession Company. Altogether, almost 400 signs were installed along the I-35 corridor.

“The dual designation of these highways will help avoid confusion and ease congestion in an area of our state that is seeing tremendous growth,” said Russell Zapalac, TxDOT chief planning and project officer. “Alerting drivers to alternate routes and better directing them in their travel decisions will facilitate the flow of both commuter and commercial traffic as travelers become more aware of SH 130.”

“The importance of long distance signage really centers around making infrequent drivers in the region aware of all possible routes,” said SH 130 Concession Company COO Matt Pierce. “Everyone knows about I-35 and the congestion, and they are still learning about the 130 option. Long distance signage helps make drivers more aware that there is an alternative route through the region.”

The 90-mile SH 130 corridor was developed as a relief route to Interstate 35 through Central Texas. “Long-distance signage north of Austin and south of San Antonio allows a driver northbound out of Laredo and other border crossings with Mexico to find their way to SH 130 without having to do as much guesswork,” said Pierce.

Drivers can view a map of the new toll road including entry and exit points and a complete toll schedule at www.mysh130.com.

 

PHOTO EDITOR NOTE: Images of the new signs are available at facebook.com/sh130cc.

About SH 130 Concession Company

State Highway 130 Segments 5 and 6 form a new toll road that provides drivers with a better way to travel through Central Texas. The project spans approximately 41 miles, beginning in Mustang Ridge, travelling through three counties (Travis, Caldwell and Guadalupe) and connecting with Interstate 10 in Seguin. The southern portion of SH 130 is a public-private partnership that has supported more than 3,600 jobs and has invested more than $1.4 billion into the state of Texas. This new toll road is a project of the SH 130 Concession Company, LLC, an independent company formed by Cintra US and Zachry American Infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.mysh130.com. Customers may also contact the SH 130 Concession Company by calling (toll-free) 877-SH130TX or 877-741-3089.

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Krier Elected Chair of SH 130 Board

Longtime transportation advocate to lead state’s first PPP

MUSTANG RIDGE, Tex. – Longtime transportation advocate Joe Krier of San Antonio is the new chairman of the board for the SH 130 Concession Company, LLC, the business operating the southern section of the State Highway 130 toll road in Central Texas.

“Joe is the perfect choice to lead the board and the company,” said Mary Peters, former US Secretary of Transportation and SH 130 Concession Company board member.  “He understands the role the private sector can play in helping solve our transportation challenges, and he cares deeply about the future of  Texas.  This is great news.”

On February 5, Krier took the helm from Nicolas Rubio who remains a member of the board.

“I’m excited to take on this important role,” said Krier, a board member since April 2011.  “SH 130 provides a critical congestion relief for the Austin-San Antonio Corridor.  Our company operates the southern portion of a historic transportation project.  We are combining the innovation of the private sector with the state’s longstanding commitment to mobility to provide a reliable and safe alternative to I-35 in Central Texas.”

Joe Krier is currently a Principal of Krier Consulting Group in San Antonio. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce from 1987 to 2007.  Krier chaired the Public Issues Management Group at Bracewell & Guiliani LLP and a partner with the law firm of Groce, Locke & Hebdon as a member of the firm’s corporate and commercial litigation section. In addition to the SH 130 Concession Company, he serves on the board of Humanities Texas.  Krier previously served on Texas Department of Transportation and State Legislative Committees dealing with transportation.  He was one of the founders of the San Antonio Mobility Coalition and Texans for Safe Reliable Transportation.

 

About SH 130 Concession Company

State Highway 130 Segments 5 and 6 form a new toll road that provides drivers with a better way to travel through Central Texas. It is the first public private partnership toll road in Texas. The project spans approximately 41 miles, beginning in Mustang Ridge, travelling through three counties (Travis, Caldwell and Guadalupe) and connects with Interstate 10 in Seguin. The southern portion of SH 130 is a public-private partnership that has supported more than 3,600 jobs and has invested more than $1.4 billion into the state of Texas.  This new toll road is a project of the SH 130 Concession Company, LLC, an independent company formed by Cintra US and Zachry American Infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.mysh130.com<http://www.mysh130.com/>.  Customers may also contact the SH 130 Concession Company by calling (toll-free) 877-SH130TX or 877-741-3089.

 

 

41-Mile Extension of State Highway 130 Opens Ahead of Schedule in Central Texas

Public-private partnership completed at no cost to the State Highway Fund, more than 150 Texas-based firms employed

LOCKHART, TX – Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters joined state and local leaders Wednesday to celebrate the opening of State Highway 130 Segments 5 and 6, weeks ahead of schedule.

The new roadway spans approximately 41 miles from Mustang Ridge to I-10 in Seguin, and was also designated as the Pickle Parkway by the Texas Legislature in 2007 in honor of Congressman J.J. “Jake” Pickle. With this new road, motorists can travel 90 miles of toll road and bypass I-35 congestion between Seguin and Georgetown for about $12.

“SH 130 is an outstanding highway and a great example of how transportation solutions can be realized when government and the private sector work together on behalf of all Texans,” said Ted Houghton, chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission. “Commuters and business people traveling through Central Texas no longer have to deal with congestion and best of all; taxpayers did not get the bill.”

The pubic-private partnership (PPP) toll road project was financed, designed and built by the SH 130 Concession Company, LLC, an independent company formed by Cintra US and Zachry American Infrastructure. SH 130 Concession Company will also operate and maintain the roadway for 50 years at no cost to the state.

“Transportation is essential for states to stay economically vital,” said Peters, who also serves on the SH130 Concession Company Board of Directors. “SH 130 demonstrates Texas leaders’ commitment to economic development.”

Under the contract, SH 130 Concession Company invested a total of $1.4 billion in the project, including $140 million in concession payments to the state for investment in the Texas Department of Transportation’s Austin and San Antonio Districts.

“We are very proud to have worked alongside not only visionary state and local leaders, but also more than 150 Texas-based firms during the construction phase of this historic project,” said Rafael del Pino, chairman of Ferrovial, the parent company of Cintra. “By combining our collective talents in partnership, the citizens of Texas are realizing a world class roadway where all can be proud for many years to come.”

“Together with our partners, Zachry and the SH 130 Concession Company are committed to Central Texas,” said David Zachry, Zachry Corporation president and CEO. “We’ve been a part of this community for a long time, and we look forward to helping this region grow in the future.”

At the ribbon-cutting Wednesday in Lockhart, guests celebrated trips by a ceremonial first car and first truck.  The first passenger car on the new roadway was driven by Lockhart resident Martha Carson who will use SH 130 regularly to commute to her job as a teacher at Gonzalo Garza High School in Austin. The first truck was driven by Lennon Davidson for the Serta Mattress Factory located in Lockhart, which relies on SH 130 to bypass congestion on I-35 through Central Texas.

“SH 130 benefits Lockhart’s residents and businesses by providing an alternative to congestion on I-35,” said Lockhart Mayor Lew White. “The economic development this roadway brings will help ensure Lockhart’s economy remains vibrant and thriving.”

“This roadway connects our Central Texas communities, gets folks out of traffic, and creates new opportunities for Texas businesses and families,” said Seguin Mayor Betty Ann Matthies.

Motorists may drive Segments 5 and 6 of SH 130 for free until November 11. Beginning November 11, the toll rate will be set at $0.15 per mile for passenger vehicles using TxTag.  Cars and trucks without a TxTag may also use the road and will be billed via TxTag’s Pay-By-Mail service.

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Tolling to begin November 11th on Segments 5 & 6 of SH 130:

Toll Rates Announced for SH 130 Segments 5 and 6 – Enjoy a free period from October 24th – November 10, 2012.

Cars with TxTag Accounts to Pay 15 Cents per Mile

Beginning Sunday, November 11, 2012, drivers will pay tolls to drive the main lanes of Texas State Highway 130 Segments 5 and 6. The new road spans approximately 41 miles, from Mustang Ridge to Seguin.

The base toll rate for a light vehicle (such as a family car or pickup truck) will be 15 cents per mile or $6.17 to travel the entire 41-mile length of the new roadway.  The base toll rate for an 18-wheeler will be 60 cents per mile or $24.58 to travel the entire 41-mile length of the new roadway.

These base toll rates will be charged to vehicles using a TxTag device.  TxTag is 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 receive a bill in the mail and will pay a rate no more than 33 percent higher than the base rate.

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.

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