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April 22, 2010

EZ TAG Airport Parking Program Comes to an End

Earlier this year, Harris County Commissioners Court voted to discontinue the EZ TAG Airport parking program.  The program, which was launched in 2007, will end on Monday, June 21, 2010.  While those who use the program enjoy its convenience, the Toll Road Authority cannot justify the continued investment required to operate the parking system efficiently.

For customers enrolled in the program, EZ TAGs will continue to raise entry gates at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby Airport parking garages and Parking Cents lots through Sunday, June 20, 2010. 

INSTA ParkCustomers have other convenient parking options at both Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports. INSTA Park, which is available at both airports, provides a fast and convenient payment option using your credit card. SurePark membership guarantees a parking spot in the Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal C parking garage.

Why is the EZ TAG Airport program ending?

The EZ TAG Airport program is ending because it is not financially feasible for the Toll Road Authority to continue operating this parking program.

When will the EZ TAG Airport program end?

As of Monday, June 21, 2010, your EZ TAG will no longer raise the entry gates at Houston Airport System terminal garages or on-airport value lots.

What if I park at an airport parking facility before June 21, will I still be able to exit the garage using my EZ TAG after that date?

 Yes. If you enter a parking area using your EZ TAG prior to June 21, you can continue to use your EZ TAG to exit that location through Tuesday, July 20, 2010.

I enjoyed the convenience of EZ TAG parking at the airport.  Are there other easy payment options available?

Yes. To learn more about Houston Airport System parking programs, such as INSTA Park and SurePark, visit

After the program ends, will I still be able to get a parking receipt by accessing my EZ TAG account on online?

Yes, the online option for obtaining a receipt will remain available. As with all EZ TAG transactions, each airport parking transaction will remain available online for 90 days.

If I have a question about my account after the program ends, who do I call?

You can call the EZ TAG customer service center at 281-875-3279 (EASY).