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How to reduce toll on the 241 toll road California

Most of the state highways and bridges charge people with tolls who use the vicinity. Using a toll road can actually be very time efficient. It also helps you to avoid traffic. If you are traveling to California, one of the most popular highways that you might need to know about is the 241 toll road.  

Paying tolls can feel like a real drag, but here are a few points that you should remember to keep the tolls at a minimum.  

  • Avoid breaking any rules 

So, the first thing that you should remember in order to keep your tolls at a minimum is to avoid violating any rules on the road. If you miss paying a toll, try to pay out the remaining toll within the given time. Also, be aware of other rules and regulations. Any kind of fine would just cost you extra money.  

  • Avoid peak hours 

Many toll roads charge the vehicles a bit extra to avoid traffic congestion. It often happens during the holidays and weekends. So, to avoid paying the extra tolls, try avoiding the peak hours. But there is a hack that you can use to avoid paying extra, even during peak hours. This is mentioned in the next point. 

  • Pay tolls online 

Paying your tolls online can save you some money. There are lots of apps and websites that allow you to pay your tolls online. For 241 toll road, you can use websites like uproad.com or thetollroads.com. They also have free apps that you can download. By using these websites or apps, you can pay your tolls easily while saving some money. Lots of these websites offer customers promotional offers and cashback.  

Also, you can use these applications to pay your tolls in advance or prior to your visit. By doing that, you can avoid the extra charges for the peak hour.  

  • Use the same route 

Lots of toll roads charge their regular drivers the minimum amount depending on their travel frequency. So, if you have to use this toll road, it would be better if you can stick to the same route for your regular travel. By doing this, you will be paying fewer tolls than others on the 241 toll road. 

You can follow these simple tips to save money on tolls on 241 toll road. Apart from that, the more digital way of payment you choose, the more money you will be saving on tolls. Avoid paying with cash for your tolls. While choosing the website for your online toll payments, learn about their offers and promotions. Some websites provide their customers with additional benefits like low rates and discounts. And if you are using your FasTrak account to pay for your tolls, try using a prepaid account. You will not be paying for the invoice slips.

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"Genesee Street"

by Jeph Johnson

 

I hurried to my mailbox
for my mom had paid the fare
704 N.E. 99th, opened it up,
and they were there!
plane tickets south from drizzle town
where mom and sis had moved,
Jen was searchin' for the big time,
Mom was listenin' to blues.
So off to California
on a big ol' jet airplane
There were just too many people
and too many things to see
I rode around this mammoth town
with my sister and her spouse
It took us three whole hours
just to get to their house
We took our travels up and down
the famous Hollywood Boulevard
Lights and cameras flashed at me
like I was some movie star
But we were only buying time
'til we could be on our way
Towards the hot dry desert winds
of Palm Springs the next day
But at night close to the building
where CBS broadcasts TV
I noticed we had passed a sign-
a street called "Genesee"
Now back home in Poetland Oregon,
I had only known this name
As a pin on a beautiful waitress-
Her main claim to fame 

So we hurried back the next morning
with a camera to shoot
Pictures of the "Genesee" sign,
because I thought it would be cute
To get a picture of me smiling there
right next to her sign
Waving in the Hollywood sun
at "Genesee and Vine"
So I took the film and shot exposures
one to thirty-six
Threw the camera in my suitcase
and forgot all about the pics
California ended
we taxied in to PDX
Disembarked heading to Dennys,
one of my common treks
I looked for her to take my order
but she had up and gone
Headed north, right past Vancouver
to a different restaurant
Now my cousin mentioned later
that Seattle also had
A park called Genesee
she had noticed in a cab
So I wonder why other cities
are so generously blessed
With streets and parks wonderfully named
when Poetland's been her nest?
So now that she has left me,
heading North in her retreat
I propose renaming 99th
"Genesee Street"

Author's Notes/Comments: 

1999

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