The holiday season is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year while also looking forward to opportunities in the rapidly approaching New Year. Here at Bestpass, we are celebrating our many achievements and gearing up for a remarkable 2017. We are also taking the time to appreciate all of the customers and partners who make our success possible.
Of course, I must also thank and express my appreciation for the remarkable group of people who come to work each day at Bestpass and bring value to our customers. Our dedicated employees turn what was once a bunch of good ideas into reality on a daily basis and truly make a difference for everyone who uses our service.
In 2016, we saw a continuation of our tremendous growth, now with more than 3,700 customer accounts with more than 290,000 active transponders on the road. We also added a number of employees across every department, bringing our total staff to more than 50. We grew so much that we are in the process of practically doubling the size of our office space in our current location. It's an exciting time to be at Bestpass.
We expanded our toll coverage this year, adding Oklahoma and completing our national toll management solution with 100 percent of the major toll facilities. We know that our customers have been eager for this comprehensive level of coverage, and we are thrilled that we were able to deliver on many commitments by offering the nation’s first viable, flexible, savings focused toll solution for both the high volume interstate toll facility user and the toll facility operator.
We appreciate each and every one of our customers and partners, and we are thankful that you have decided to work with us on building a solution to manage toll around the country and even internationally. While you are in the very capable hands of the Bestpass team, I am always available and would welcome direct contact at any time with feedback, ideas or concerns.
From all of us here at Bestpass, best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous new year.
President & CEO