TReO is offering free trips and rebates to encourage drivers to register for a TReO account after the deadline for the reduced introductory toll rate has passed.
Drivers who sign up for a free tolling account and put an automatic payment method on file before Nov. 30, 2013 will receive two free trips, according to a press release.
The free trips are available for use until March 31, 2014.
In addition, unregistered drivers who get charged licence plate processing fees can sign up with TReO by June 30, 2013 to have those fees credited towards future travel. Up to 30 days' worth of licence plate processing fees will be credited when unregistered drivers sign up and put an automatic payment method on file.
The $2.30 licence plate processing fee is charged to unregistered drivers if their tolls are left unpaid for seven days after a crossing.
Every time an unregistered vehicle crosses the Port Mann Bridge a picture is taken of the licence plate.
Unregistered drivers have a number of payment options, including online at www.treo. ca, through their financial institution, by phone at 604516-8736 (TREO) or in person at the Coquitlam and Surrey customer service centres located on either side of the Port Mann Bridge.
Drivers can register and manage their account online at www.treo.ca. They can also register from a variety of locations, including in person at the customer service centres, or by phone. Both new offers are available to personal accounts (those with four, or fewer, vehicles).
"Hundreds of thousands of drivers have experienced significant time savings since the new Port Mann Bridge opened on Dec. 1, 2012," said Mike Proudfoot, CEO,
Transportation Investment Corporation.
"In fact, many drivers have cut their commute times in half. Having drivers register with TReO is the key to running a lean, efficient tolling system. When drivers are registered, the system operates at maximum efficiency. Registered accounts help us keep administrative costs low, reduce the number of invoices mailed and keep tolls low for customers."