Vehicles with exempt plates are not necessarily exempt from paying tolls. State law, bond covenants and Mobility Authority policy limit toll free travel to the following:
Emergency and Military Vehicles
- Fire department and police vehicles, public or private ambulances, municipal department or public service corporation emergency vehicles
- Private vehicles of volunteer firefighters or certified emergency medical services employees or volunteers when responding to a fire alarm or medical emergency
- Industrial emergency response vehicles when responding to an emergency
- Vehicles of blood or tissue banks when making deliveries of blood, drugs, medicines, or organs
Public Transportation Vehicles
- Public transportation vehicles owned or operated by the Brownsville Urban System and Brownsville Metro with a capacity of 16 or more individuals.
What is Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority’s Qualified Veteran Discount Program?
- Section 372.053 of the Texas Transportation Code allows toll agencies the opportunity to reduce or eliminate the payment of tolls for vehicles displaying certain disabled veteran licensed plates. The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority Board of Directors has determined that disabled military veterans are eligible for an exemption from the payment of tolls on Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority toll facilities for vehicles displaying eligible disabled veteran license plates.
Am I eligible for the Mobility Authority’s Qualified Veteran Discount Program?
- To be eligible to participate in the Qualified Veteran Discount Program, the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority requires that at the time of the transaction, the vehicle be compliant with the following:
- Standard registration with the State of Texas, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles as the primary vehicle; vehicle must be registered in the name of the qualifying veteran.
- Issued a qualifying* specialty plate and have it properly displayed;
- *Qualifying Texas license plates are disabled veterans.
What if I'm a veteran but do not have a qualifying veteran's license plate or an electronic tag?
- In order to be accepted into the program and have a toll waived, a qualifying specialty license plate is required. However, CCRMA will honor one vehicle with non-specialty plates provided a letter of disability from the Department of Veteran Affairs that states he/she qualifies as a disabled Veteran is provided
What if I have multiple cars? What about my spouse's car?
- The CCRMA’s Qualified Veteran Discount Program is limited to vehicles which are registered with the State of Texas, in the name of the individual veteran and which display a qualifying specialty license plate, per Texas Transportation Code §372.053, that is associated with an electronic tag account.
What if I am an eligible veteran with a qualifying specialized plate pulling a trailer?
- If you are enrolled in Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority’s Qualified Veteran Discount Program and received a statement because you were pulling a trailer, you can initiate a dispute by calling our Customer Service Center (956.621.5571) or emailing your license plate and invoice number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority waiving toll charges for select veterans?
- The Board Members and staff of the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority honor and appreciate the service of the men and women of our military forces, past and present. State law allows a Texas toll road entity to offer discounted or free tolls to disabled veterans who qualify and meet the requirements for specialty license plates.
What about other toll roads in Texas?
If you qualify, please contact us and provide your vehicle information and a copy of your letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
If you have questions or require assistance to determine your eligibility for an exemption, please contact us.