For Immediate Release
April 21, 2023
1.2 Million Florida Commuters Have Saved $112 Million In
2023 With Toll Relief Program
Commuters Saved Over $41 Million in March Alone
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Toll Relief Program introduced by Governor DeSantis and enacted by the Florida Legislature launched on January 1, 2023. Now in its third month, Florida commuters continue to see significant savings as a result of the program. In the month of March, account credits of $41.5 million were posted to 1 million customer accounts.
The year-long program automatically gives customers with at least 35 monthly toll transactions a 50 percent credit to their account. Since the program’s inception in January, more than $112 million in Toll Relief credits have been issued benefiting 1.2 million Floridians.
“With a savings of $112 million received so far, Florida families are seeing real assistance from the Toll Relief program every month,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “The Department is thrilled to continue our support of this program and we thank Governor DeSantis for providing our customers with additional opportunities to meet today’s economic challenges.”
“As the state’s toll agency, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is proud to offer our loyal customers the opportunity to enjoy increased toll savings,” said Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Executive Director and CEO, Nicola Liquori. “In just the first three months, the Toll Relief Program has been extremely successful in helping to ease the financial burden on Florida’s families.”
The Toll Relief program builds on the successful SunPass Savings Program that concluded in December 2022 and resulted in 384,000 drivers saving over $18 million. The legislation, originally proposed by Governor DeSantis in September 2022, was successfully passed during a Legislative Special Session in November. Governor DeSantis signed Senate Bill 6A on December 15, establishing the Toll Relief program through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The program runs through December 31, 2023, and is expected to provide an average of 1.2 million drivers with savings of nearly $480 over the course of the year. The Toll Relief Program is administered by 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 to participate in the program.
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).
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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.