We’re hiring a controller.
Reporting to the chief financial officer, this individual is responsible for managing the preparation of financial statements and reports. The controller will monitor and confirm the organization’s financial condition and will provide information to and act as a liaison with external auditors.
In addition, this individual will supervise the accounting efforts between the Finance and Toll Operations departments to ensure that all toll and violation transactions are reflected appropriately in the general ledger.
The controller serves as the principal liaison with banking institutions and reviews transfers and disbursements of toll revenues and construction funds. The controller will also establish, monitor and enforce policies and procedures to maintain effective internal controls. Assuring compliance with master indentures of trust, disbursement from trust funds and assisting with forecasts of indenture funds is a responsibility of the controller.
A thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, internal financial controls, auditing principles and practices is required. This position requires:
- A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a closely related field
- Approximately five years professional accounting experience
- One to two years of public/government experience
- Two years of auditing experience
- Two years direct supervision of accounting staff
A CPA license is preferred and a master’s degree is desirable. The salary range is $98,601 to $147,902 and resumes will be accepted through Friday, March 21, 2014.
For consideration, e-mail, fax or mail your resume with salary history to: Human Resources Transportation Corridor Agencies 125 Pacifica, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 949-754-3467 EOE/V/F/M www.thetollroads.com
If you like driving The Toll Roads, imagine how much you’ll enjoy working for The Toll Roads.
We’re hiring an Associate Graphic Designer.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies, operator of California’s largest toll road network, has an opening for an experienced, fullt-time associate graphic designer to support the graphic designer/webmaster in meeting the agencies’ graphic, printing, website maintenance and production, email marketing and presentation needs.
Required is a thorough knowledge of graphic design principals and methods for both electronic and traditional production using Illustrator, In Design, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Content Management System (CMS) platforms and all Microsoft Office software. Some video editing skills a plus.
A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a closely related field and approximately two to three years of experience is also required. The salary range is $55,047 – $79,818.
The deadline for submittal is March 14, 2014. For consideration please e-mail your resume to email@example.com or mail to:
Transportation Corridor Agencies
125 Pacifica, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618-3304
What do these changes mean for FasTrak® Drivers? Nothing. What do FasTrak accountholders need to do now that there are ExpressAccounts? Nothing.
- Keep your FasTrak transponder affixed to your vehicle’s windshield.
- Keep driving in the FasTrak lanes.
- Keep paying the lowest tolls (on average 20 percent less than ExpressAccount and One-Time-Toll tolls).
- Keep replenishing your prepaid FasTrak account using credit card, cash or check.
- Keep using your FasTrak transponder to pay tolls electronically on ALL tolled bridges, lanes and roads in California (including the 91 Express Lanes).
- Keep easily managing your FasTrak account online or with The Toll Roads’ free app.
For years roughly 80 percent of our drivers have paid tolls with FasTrak; last month 83 percent used FasTrak. As we move toward removing cash payment on the roadways, less and less drivers are using cash to pay. Last month less than 13 percent paid with cash; six months ago nearly 16 percent used cash.
Also last month, we introduced the three new ExpressAccount types and people immediately started signing up for the account type that best fits their needs. FasTrak drivers now share their lanes with ExpressAccount drivers. Lower tolls are deducted from a FasTrak account via a vehicle’s transponder and higher tolls are deducted from an ExpessAccount via an image of the vehicle’s license plate.
Do you have a question about FasTrak, ExpressAccounts, One-Time-Toll or The Toll Roads? If so, leave it below as a comment.
As The Toll Roads work toward the May removal of cash toll collection on State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261, proven state-of-the-art tolling equipment is being installed at every tolling location on the 51 miles of roadway. The equipment supports FasTrak and the three new ExpressAccount payment types introduced in January.
So far, this equipment has been installed at the Irvine Ranch (SR 261), Tomato Springs (SR 241), Orange Grove (SR 133) and Catalina View (SR 73) Mainline Toll Plazas. Drivers will notice that the lights on the overhead gantries at the tolling points have changed. Because the ExpressAccount types use license plate numbers – instead of FasTrak transponders – to collect tolls, each vehicle’s front and back license plate must now be illuminated so that a photo can be taken of each.
Formerly, only black and white photos were taken of license plates using infrared lighting to identify vehicles that did not pay the toll. Now, color images with a greater level of detail are required. These photos ensure that the correct license plate is linked to the corresponding ExpressAccount. Changes to California’s standard license plate also made it necessary to begin taking color photos.
The lights are the same type used on police cars, ambulances and fire trucks around the country as they share the roadway with other drivers. At The Toll Roads’ tolling locations, the light produces a safe, momentary 200 microsecond flash.
Over the last seven years, these lights have been installed in more than 500 toll lanes nationwide to support license plate tolling. Again, we understand that it is not uncommon for motorists to notice the lights when they are first installed, but experience shows that within a couple of weeks of installation drivers grow accustomed to them.
We’ve released version 2.0 of The Toll Roads’ award-winning app to make paying tolls more convenient. The version’s new functions will make driving The Toll Roads easier after cash toll collection is removed from the roads in May 2014.
The app’s latest update allows customers to sign up for and manage one of the three new ExpressAccount™ types and/or use the new One-Time-Toll™ payment option from their device. The app continues to allow users to sign up for and manage a FasTrak account.
The app can be downloaded from the Apple App or Google Play Stores by typing “FasTrak” or “The Toll Roads” in the search function.
“The Toll Roads continually seek ways to make our customers’ experience fast, reliable and convenient,” said Neil Peterson, CEO of the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), which operates The Toll Roads. “This latest app upgrade is another innovative way to improve our customer service.”
Customers with a FasTrak or ExpressAccount may use the app’s account management features to:
- View account balances
- Make payments
- Edit account information
- Add or remove vehicles, including rental and loaner vehicles
- Request additional FasTrak transponders
- Review recent activity
TCA was the first toll road operator in the nation to offer an app for toll account management. Since its original release in May 2012, nearly 100,000 customers have downloaded a version of The Toll Roads app.
To learn more about the app, click here.
To learn more about the five ways to pay tolls incurred on The Toll Roads, click here.
Drivers on the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads in Orange County can get $30 in free tolls if they open a new FasTrak® or ExpressAccount™ on or before March 31. FasTrak and ExpressAccounts are the fast and convenient ways to pay tolls electronically on The Toll Roads while traveling at highway speeds.
To receive the $30 in free tolls, use promo code FLYER30 when establishing a new account via thetollroads.com or The Toll Roads app, which is available in the Apple App and Google Play Stores.
“We want new customers to know that it pays to be first when you sign up for an ExpressAccount or FasTrak,” said Lisa Telles, The Toll Roads’ chief communications officer. “We’ll be removing cash toll collection soon and $30 in free tolls is a great way to see firsthand how fast and convenient it is to drive The Toll Roads.”
The Toll Roads introduced three new ExpressAccount types last month to give cash-paying customers more choices for how to pay tolls without stopping at toll plazas. TCA will remove all cash toll collection from The Toll Roads in May. Customers can now pay using a FasTrak, an ExpressAccount or the new One-Time-Toll option that is available at thetollroads.com.
To learn more about the five ways to pay tolls on The Toll Roads, click here.
The Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency will soon install new wildlife fencing along portions of the 241 Toll Road. The new fencing and associated wildlife escape ramps are being implemented to reduce the number of animal-to-vehicle collisions and safely direct wildlife to the existing undercrossings. The new fence will be placed closer to the edge of roadway and will be upwards of 12 feet in height to prevent animals from climbing over and onto roadway.
The project is a result of a collaborative effort with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of California, Davis Wildlife Health Center and other stakeholders.
The first phase of the wildlife fencing project will be complete by June 2014, with future phases to be implemented over the next few years pending budget approval. Upon completion of the fence installation, the F/ETCA will monitor and document its effectiveness in reducing collisions and increasing usage of existing undercrossings. The data obtained post-project will serve as a model for other transportation projects.
Hopefully you’ve heard that cash toll collection is being removed from The Toll Roads in May. We’ve created a few videos explaining the changes that are happening on the roads.
This video is an introduction to all-electronic tolling on The Toll Roads. Although we are removing one method of payment (cash), there are now five ways to pay on The Toll Roads.
Watch this video to learn about the three new ExpressAccount types. With an ExpressAccount, photos of a vehicle’s license plate are used to record transactions and tolls can be charged to a credit card that evening, withdrawn from a prefunded account or invoiced once per month.
Finally, this video explains the new One-Time-Toll payment option, which was created specifically for area visitors and infrequent users of The Toll Roads. There is no account setup and no transponder, simply drive The Toll Roads and, within 48 hours after your trip, go online or use our free app to pay tolls.
And, remember, for FasTrak drivers the conversion to all-electronic toll collection will be seamless and uneventful. FasTrak accountholders don’t have to make any changes to their accounts with the conversion.
With cash toll collection being removed from The Toll Roads in May, now is the time to sign up for FasTrak® or an ExpressAccount™ and cash in on $50 in free tolls.
To receive $50 in free tolls, simply sign up for a new account with The Toll Roads, then start a new subscription with The Orange County Register or the Long Beach Register.
- Sign up for a new ExpressAccount or FasTrak account at thetollroads.com or using our free app;
- Keep your account name and number handy;
- Call The Registers at 866-710-1150 and mention offer code TOLLROAD or visit: ocrsubscribe.com/tollroad;
- Enter your Toll Road account name and number on the notes/comments page; and
- Enjoy $50 in free tolls!
Already have FasTrak or an ExpressAcount? You can get $50 in free tolls, too, when you start a new Register subscription. Just follow steps two and three listed above to receive this exclusive offer.
Fine print: Offer valid from January 1 through February 15, 2014. Free tolls are non-refundable. Free toll offer not good on other California toll facilities. The $50 in free tolls will be applied to the account within 60 days or by April 15, 2014. Home delivery of print copy only available to Register delivery areas. Offer valid for new Register subscribers only, must not have been a subscriber within the last 30 days.
Last week, The Toll Roads introduced new payment options to the public at a press conference attended by board members, elected officials, community leaders, stakeholders, drivers and the media.
In May, cash toll collection will be removed from The Toll Roads. Now, with five ways to pay tolls (FasTrak®, three new ExpressAccount choices and a One-Time-Toll option) there’s a custom payment method that will work for every driver – regardless of their method of payment, when they want to pay their toll and how much of California they intend to explore.
Customers with FasTrak, which uses transponder technology affixed to a vehicle’s windshield, will continue to pay the lowest tolls and may be used on all toll roads, lanes and bridges throughout California. FasTrak customers won’t have to make any changes to their accounts when cash collection ceases on The Toll Roads.