Tulsa, Okla., October 22, 2007 - Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) the parent company of Thrifty Car Rental, today announced the expansion of Rent A Toll ® prepaid toll service in the state of Florida. Thrifty is already offering the service – branded “Pass24®– in Dallas, Houston and Denver.
“The Pass24 pre-paid toll service is a great time-saving option for our customers,” said Scott Anderson, senior executive vice president of corporate operations for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. “Building on successful launches in Texas and Colorado, we are pleased to expand the convenience of Pass24 to our customers traveling the 680 miles of toll roads throughout the state of Florida. The $5.95 per day or $27.95 weekly fee in Florida includes all toll charges.”
Pass24 is currently offered at all Thrifty Car Rental locations in the Greater Orlando area, including locations at Orlando International Airport and Sanford International Airport. The service will continue to be rolled out at all Thrifty locations in Florida throughout the month of October. Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, Miami International Airport, West Palm Beach and Tampa International Airport will begin offering the service in the next few weeks. Customers who want to utilize Pass24 should request it at the time of rental.
Pass24 allows drivers to use the SunPass® Only and E-Pass® Only express lanes on the Florida toll road system, bypassing the cash lanes and eliminating the need to carry exact change, and can be used with any class of vehicle rented. Collection of tolls is tied to vehicle license plates and no electronic device is required. Video technology is used to capture images of the rental car as it passes through the toll facilities.
“We continue to see high demand for our Pass24 product and we are excited about the opportunity to expand into the Florida market with Dollar Thrifty,” said Rick Welch, President and CEO, Rent A Toll. “Our successes in Texas and Colorado have clearly validated the convenience and value of the Pass24 prepaid toll solution. When traveling on business or on vacation, waiting in line to pay a cash toll can be even more frustrating when hurrying to a business meeting or anticipating enjoying all of the wonderful attractions Florida has to offer. Why wait, when you can bypass the lines with Pass24? It’s a timesaver by utilizing toll express lanes, includes unlimited tolls per day, and since all charges are included on the rental receipt, you never have to wait for a receipt or go to a web site to see how much you were charged.”
About Rent A Toll
Rent A Toll is a privately held technology company based in Plano, TX focused on simplifying toll road payments by car renters. The company was founded in 2004 with the premise that every traveler's time is valuable and that every traveler should have valid access to toll road express lanes. Every action by Rent A Toll is with the intention of delivering express lane payment possibilities to car renters and ensuring that the toll authorities receive guaranteed payment for the use of their roadways. Rent A Toll is the solution leader with 14 patents pending in support of their technology. For additional information about Rent A Toll, please visit www.rentatoll.com.
About Thrifty Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Thrifty Car Rental brand serves value-conscious travelers from more than 1,028 locations in 68 countries. For additional information, visit www.dtag.com or www.thrifty.com .