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Motorists can still secure a tag in person today and Thursday at Harvey Convention Center.
“If you still need a TxTAG, this is your last chance for a while to buy one in person,” Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Larry Krantz said in a prepared statement. “… You can walk in with a need and walk out with a TxTAG, put it on your windshield and go.”
Krantz said after the event Tuesday that TxDOT officials had a feeling the tags would be popular.
“We've seen this coming,” he said. “As Toll 49 moves toward the interstate, the demand is growing.”
Toll collection began at 12:01 a.m. Monday on the newly opened segment of Toll 49, which connects Texas Highway 155 in Noonday with Texas Highway 31 west of Tyler. The segment, officially known as Segment 3A, opened to traffic on Nov. 9.
Customer service representatives from TxTAG will be on duty to open new accounts or service existing accounts between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Thursday in the rear parking lot at Harvey Convention Center, just across from the Rose Garden Center main entrance.
Make sure to bring the license plate numbers of all the cars that need tags and $20 to activate each one. The $20 goes toward your first $20 in toll collections.
Texans also can purchase TxTAGs anytime by logging on to www.txtag.org, or by calling TxTAG customer service during regular business hours at 1-888-Go-TxTAG.