Auxiliary Enterprises

Gate Card Transponder Use/Installation

               Installation Tips

  1. Affix the card to the upper left portion of your windshield in a vertical or "portrait" orientation.  If you have a permanently affixed Causeway toll tag (or other Toll System) in this location as per mounting instructions, affix the LSUHSC tag in a lower position near inspection sticker. This should allow the LSU tag to be scanned first. If you have a removable toll system tag, it is recommended you remove it from windshield before entering the LSU parking facility since the toll system tag can interfere/delay your LSU tag from being read. If you are unable or unwilling to affix the card to the windshield, please place the card in this position as you move toward the gate.  Try to avoid "waving" the card.  Since the manufacturer actually advises against holding the card in hand, you should have as little as possible of your hand touching the card.
  2. "Creep" forward slowly until you find the "sweet spot" where the card reader activates and reads the card.  Your windshield should be under the beige, square RFID card reader.  Do not contact the gate with your vehicle, as you may damage either your vehicle or the gate. 
  3. If you are still having issues after consistently doing 1 &2, please visit the Parking office to see if a replacement card addresses the problem.
  4. If a replacement card still doesn't work, please visit the Parking office to determine if your vehicle's windshield has any special film that can impact the reader (certain vehicles actually have spots for these cards where the film is absent or different...see list of vehicles online) or to determine whether another issue is in play.


Special Vehicle Windshields