May 12, 2010
NTTA Launches Partnership with ACE Cash Express on May 12
Plano, TX – The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) is launching its partnership with ACE Cash Express on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, to provide additional locations for motorists to pay their ZipCash invoices and to open and load cash-backed TollTag accounts as the Authority moves forward transitioning the remainder of its system to all-electronic toll collection (all-ETC).
Media is invited to attend the launch event Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the ACE Cash Express store located at 2540 N. Josey Lane in Carrollton. The NTTA TagWagon staff will be on-hand providing information and giveaways to the public. Executive staff from both the NTTA and ACE Cash Express as well as a promotional team from ESPN will also be in attendance.
“As the NTTA continues to grow, we want to make sure we are able to offer outstanding customer service,” said Clayton Howe, NTTA assistant executive director of operations. “This partnership allows NTTA customers additional payment options during and following the conversion of our system to all-electronic toll collection and as we continue to enhance mobility in North Texas.”
Customers will be able to visit 153 ACE Cash Express locations in the Dallas//Fort Worth Metroplex, providing convenient neighborhood payment locations for NTTA cash customers. For a $3 fee, customers can sign up for cash-backed TollTag accounts. Prior to the partnership with ACE, this could only be done by going online or visiting the NTTA’s Customer Service Center. For a $2 fee, customers can Pay ZipCash statements and add money to an existing account. Customers who receive ZipCash invoices or ZipCash late invoices can visit any ACE location to pay their bill efficiently and quickly.
“This important partnership between ACE Cash Express and the NTTA supports our most primary business initiative which is, making key financial services available to the local community,” said Victor Faszczuk, ACE vice president of business development. “NTTA represents a milestone for ACE as we broaden our services to include toll-based products and services. The ability to now offer TollTag users the convenience of over 150 North Texas ACE locations to quickly complete cash transactions is meaningful and significant. A lot of hard work on both sides went into making this service available at ACE. We are honored that NTTA has selected ACE to partner on the expansion of their services.”
ZipCash customers enjoy the same hassle-free roadway experience that TollTag customers do, but pay a 50 percent higher toll rate due to the cost of collection. By getting a TollTag, they can
save money on their tolls and enjoy the convenience of not worrying about invoices. They can also get up to three TollTags per account. TollTag customers also can use their TollTag to travel
on any toll road in Texas. Customers whose accounts are backed with a credit or debit card can use their TollTags for parking and pass-through privileges at D/FW International Airport and all
parking at Dallas Love Field.
TollTags are always available online and at Regional TollTag Partner locations.
For more information about the NTTA, visit www.ntta.org. For more information about ACE
Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
About the NTTA
The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects in the north Texas region. The nine-member governing board is comprised of Chairman Paul N. Wageman; Vice Chairman Victor Vandergriff; and Directors Kenneth Barr, Bob Day, David Denison, Bill Moore, Michael Nowels, Bob Shepard and Alan E. Sims.
The NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties and is responsible for the NTTA System, consisting of the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge and the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge. The NTTA is able to raise capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.
Visit the NTTA Web site at www.ntta.org or call 214-461-2000 for additional information about the NTTA. For customer service, please call 972-818-NTTA (6882).
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. As of May 6, 2010, ACE had
a network of 1,754 stores in 38 states including the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,684 company-owned stores and 70 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of
whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.