For Immediate Release
March 20, 2023
Florida Department of Transportation Announces February Toll Relief Program Savings
1.1 Million Eligible SunPass Users Saved Nearly $35 Million During the Month of February
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) today announced the February Toll Relief Program savings for eligible SunPass commuters. During the month of February, Florida’s commuters saved nearly $35 million in tolls, bringing the total savings for the first two months of the program to more than $70 million. These savings impacted nearly 1.1 million commuters and their families. The year-long program automatically gives customers with at least 35 monthly toll transactions a 50 percent credit to their account.
“Millions of Florida commuters continue to feel the immediate impacts of the Toll Relief Savings Program that Governor DeSantis signed into law last December,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “With more than $70 million in savings in just two months, it’s evident that the program is already a success in helping Florida families with real relief. FDOT is proud to be part of the solution.”
With rising costs affecting family budgets statewide, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is pleased to bring costs down for our customers thanks to the Toll Relief Program,” said Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Executive Director and CEO, Nicola Liquori. “In just the first two months, the Toll Relief Program has been a success and is offering an additional opportunity to ease the financial burden on Florida’s families.”
The Toll Relief Program runs through December 31, 2023, and is expected to provide at least 1.2 million drivers with average savings of nearly $480 over the course of the year. The Toll Relief Program is administered by FDOT’s Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and includes SunPass as well as other Florida-based tolling agency partners throughout the state. Customers are encouraged to ensure their transponder is properly mounted in the vehicle and their account is in good standing.
A map of included toll facilities in the Toll Relief Program can be found here.
SunPass is the prepaid electronic toll collection program operated by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, the toll agency for the state. To learn more about SunPass, please visit SunPass.com or call 1-888-TOLL-FLA (1-888-865-5352).
The Florida Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities. The department is committed to building a transportation system that not only fits the current needs of Florida’s residents and visitors but also enhances mobility throughout the state to accommodate its consistent and rapid growth. The unique nature of the Sunshine State and its year-round warm climate provides numerous opportunities to achieve the department’s mission through multiple transportation modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceports, transit, and the ever-expanding deployment of bicycle & pedestrian facilities.