FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LeeWay Renewal Deadline Rapidly Approaches -
FORT MYERS , FL, October 12, 1998-- The LeeWay purchased discount programs, formerly called sticker programs, which allow fifty cent or unlimited toll passage on an annual or semi-annual basis expire on October 31, 1998, and must be renewed to continue the discounted passage. To prevent interruption of the purchased discount program, patrons should mail the Renewal Form promptly. While the service center will process the applications as rapidly as possible, only those forms received prior to the October 16th postmark deadline are guaranteed to experience no interruption of their discount programs. Many people have forgotten that the purchased discount program expires at annual or semi annual intervals. "If the discount programs did not expire, we would not need to have this massive renewal process every year", says George Crawford, Principal in Charge of the Variable Pricing Project. If you are changing discount programs, or switching from manual coin drop to a prepaid account, it is important that you watch the patron toll display at the toll facilities. When the display tells you "Toll Paid", it is no longer necessary to drop the coins. The patron toll display is the small electronic sign in every lane, affixed below the traffic light. The patron toll display notifies you of your account transaction status. Lisa Farmer, owner of Cape Cabinets says, "having the transponders set-up with a prepaid account has made my job much simpler". I don't have to deal with receipts and reimbursements. As a matter of fact I just ordered our fifth transponder. For those customers requesting additional transponders, a security deposit is required for all transponders issued after August 15, 1998. Keep in mind that the Variable Pricing discounts are only available to customers who have set-up a prepaid account. Participating in Variable Pricing is simple, you need to have a LeeWay prepaid account and a LeeWay transponder installed in your car, then all you need to do is travel through the Cape Coral or Midpoint Memorial toll facilities during the Variable Pricing times of 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and you will automatically receive the 50% reduction in your toll. (This is not available to patrons with the no trip charge also known as the unlimited discount program.) The LeeWay Service Center and Test Lane business hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For questions with the Renewal Form call the service center at 533-9297.