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Toll Tag Readers Installed at Academic Building and Shea Street Garages

Parking and Transportation Services and Information Technology are excited to announce that toll tags are now an additional credential to be used to access UHD parking garages. In addition to the proximity card and permit barcode, drivers may have the option to utilize their toll tags to enter and exit. The credential used for entry will not be required for exit.Picture1

These toll tag readers are installed at the Academic Building (exterior lanes) and Shea Street Building garages. This service is completely free. No money will be deducted from toll tag accounts.

To ensure a smooth and hassle-free process, drivers should drive slowly to the parking gate and patiently wait (up to five seconds) for the toll tag to be read. This will provide a seamless access into the garage.

Acceptable Texas toll tags include EZ tag, HCTRA, NTTA, TX Tag, and DNT.

Also, new proximity card readers were recently installed. These readers require the gate access card to be tapped directly on the card reader. The readers may require some time to recognize toll tags and proximity cards.

To register Texas toll tags, visit the Toll Tag Registration page.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.