Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will soon activate its new automated parking plazas that will allow customers to zip through special lanes and pay for parking with their NTTA TollTag.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is setting up a new way to park at the airport using your TollTag in two weeks.
New lanes are in the works at DFW Airport dedicated for TollTag or credit card users.
"One of the things, customers always ask us 'have TollTag lanes only; we need TollTag only lanes,” Dean Ahmad, Assistant Vice President of parking at DFW Airport said. “With this new system, we'll be able to do that— not only more of them— but we can put any lane anyway we want to and that's much faster to get out of the airport."
During the first weeks, every single lane including the automated ones will have workers to help with the transition.
“The automated process is going to speed it up, we're going to have a lot more lanes,” David Magaña, spokesperson for DFW Airport said. “As the system that we have now is aging we've been reducing in lanes because we haven't had the equipment."
Magaña adds that TollTag users have to log on to the North Texas Tollway Authority website to activate DFW Airport charges on their NTTA TollTag online account.
Aside from saving time with the TollTag, drivers will get a bargain.
Drivers will save $2 per day on terminal parking and $1 when passing through the airport.
“The TollTag is once again the quickest, easiest and least expensive way to get around town," Christine Connelly, spokesperson with the North Texas Tollway Authority said.
The airport will still have workers available to collect money at a few lanes for drivers who prefer to use cash.
The new system is set to open on Aug. 26.