All-electronic, cashless tolling will now be permanent for commercial vehicles at all international ports of entry in Arizona starting Jan. 1.
The move toward a fully cashless system will speed up transit crossings and curb the spread of COVID-19 through the exchange of currency, said Jason Sloan, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
“We have been getting a feel from the trucking industry on how much they would support this change and the feedback has been positive,” Sloan said in a release. “This improvement will help eliminate waste and maximize resources available at ports of entry to process commercial traffic faster.”
Arizona currently operates 17 ports of entry statewide, including U.S.-Mexico border crossings in Douglas, Lukeville, Naco, Nogales, Sasabe and San Luis.