Florida Toll Travelers Detained for Paying With Large Bills

Kaye Beach

March 6, 2011

Updated March 9, 2011

A little insight:

Drivers who pass through one of the 37 toll plazas from the Broward County line to Florida City will notice something — there are no more human toll collectors.
That’s because on Saturday the toll plazas along the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike began collecting tolls electronically with SunPass, or through a “toll-by-plate” option.  (Option???)

To automatically re-load their accounts when needed SunPass customers can link their accounts to a credit card.  They can also be re-loaded at Navarro Pharmacies and several stores.  Visit SunPass.com to find a location near you.

Drivers who do not have a SunPass will be will pay toll premiums ranging from 50 to 100 percent, depending on the toll location, as well as pay a monthly service charge of $2.50.  They will receive their bills in the mail.

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Over the course of the last decade the toll industry has trended toward the
implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) away from cash collection and toll booth infrastructure. This includes new toll facility implementations and retrofitting existing cash collection points to AET. This change in revenue collection, through AET, opens the door for full North American interoperability as a means for motorists to travel acrossthe nation on any toll facility using either a single electronic device or utilizing video invoicing.

The Alliance for Toll Interoperability

http://tollinterop.org/global/docs/Legal_RFP_FINAL_02142011.pdf

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