SOURCE: Highway Toll Administration, LLC

September 24, 2007 15:56 ET

Highway Toll Administration Congratulates Avis Budget Group

Rental Agency Wins Major Travel Industry Award

GREAT NECK, NY--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Highway Toll Administration, LLC ("HTA"), the pioneer and market leader in providing electronic toll payment services for the auto rental industry, is pleased to congratulate Avis Budget Group as the recipient of Budget Travel Magazine's third annual "Extra Mile Award" for the best in travel. The awards celebrate "companies that have made travelers' lives easier, more enjoyable, or just plain better." Budget Travel Magazine is published monthly, and has a circulation in excess of 2 million readers.

As HTA's first major rental agency customer, Avis Budget was visionary in understanding the inherent value to its customers in offering this innovative, state-of-the-art express toll payment system. HTA, celebrating its fifth anniversary, was the first company to create and implement the concept for rental agencies. HTA, as the leader in its industry, has an installed base of over 35,000 transponders, with more installations added every day. The Company has processed hundreds of thousands of toll transactions for rental customers, and services rental agencies at thousands of rental locations nationwide, far exceeding its competition.

"We are justifiably proud that our kernel of an idea 5 years ago has culminated with our biggest customer -- two marquis brands within the global auto rental industry -- winning this prestigious award," said David Centner, president of HTA. "Our determination to provide the best possible service to the rental car companies, their customers, and the transportation agency community has clearly paid off."

What follows are milestones in Highway Toll Administration's history:

--  HTA commences its formal testing period in February 2003 with the
    installation of E-ZPasses at Rent-A-Wreck of Long Island City.
--  December 2003, HTA installs E-ZPasses at Budget Rent-A-Car of Newark
    International Airport.
--  September 2004, HTA records its 10,000th customer at Budget of Newark
    Airport, less than one year following implementation.
--  October 2005, HTA signs first contracts with customers in Puerto Rico,
    processing unpaid tolls for drivers on AutoExpreso.
--  December 2005, HTA provides services to over 70 agency locations.
--  HTA is featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, both
    January 10, 2006 - "Giving Drivers More Access to Fast Lanes."
--  March 2006, HTA wins contract with Avis Budget Group to equip vehicles
    throughout North America with transponders.
--  HTA (and its deal with Avis Budget Group) is profiled on the front
    page of USA Today (March 13, 2006) - "Car Renters to get E-Pay Option for
    Tolls."
--  HTA's electronic toll collection services are available to rental car
    customers throughout the Northeast United States, the Midwest, Puerto Rico,
    and Canada.
    

HTA anticipates continuing its aggressive expansion of electronic toll collection solutions throughout 2007 and 2008. These solutions include video-based toll payment services where these systems are utilized, as well as full service toll violations processing and administration.

About Highway Toll Administration

Highway Toll Administration, LLC (HTA) provides electronic toll payment services for rental car users. Founded in October 2002, HTA has proprietary systems and procedures suitable for use on a nationwide basis. HTA's business model provides seamless implementation of rental car electronic toll payment services, including toll violations administration and processing. Customers are charged electronically for tolls incurred while driving a rented vehicle, plus a nominal daily fee for the service. HTA's programs have achieved extremely high levels of customer satisfaction, popularity, and user loyalty. HTA is a privately held company based in Great Neck, NY. For additional information, visit www.htallc.com or contact Randi Luckman at 516-684-9584 x802.

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