For Immediate Release
May 19, 2023
Toll Relief Program Provides Continued Customer Savings in April
Customers see more than $150 million in toll relief in the first four months
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Toll Relief Program introduced by Governor DeSantis and enacted by the Florida Legislature launched on January 1, 2023. Now in its fourth month of posting credits to customer accounts, Florida commuters continue to see significant savings as a result of the program. Since the program’s inception in January, more than $150 million in Toll Relief credits have been issued benefiting 1.2 million Floridians. In the month of April, account credits of $37.7 million were posted to 1 million customer accounts.
The year-long program automatically gives frequent users with at least 35 monthly toll transactions a 50 percent toll credit to their account. The Toll Relief program builds on the successful SunPass Savings Program that concluded in December and resulted in 384,000 drivers saving over $18 million.
“Governor DeSantis’ promise to bring relief to Florida families is being realized everyday through the Toll Relief program,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “The Toll Relief Program provides meaningful relief to Floridians who use our tolling facilities.”
“Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise provides different routes for Florida commuters that may save them time on their drive and with this program, they are saving money too,” said Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Executive Director and CEO, Nicola Liquori. “We are happy to be able to provide our customers significant savings that they can use to offset the rising costs of other necessities.”
In addition to the 25% savings SunPass customers already receive, the Toll Relief Program provides drivers with another way to save. The program runs through December 31,2023 and is expected to provide 1.2 million drivers with savings of nearly $500 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.
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.