ORLANDO, Fla. – A new sixth-month SunPass Savings Program to help Florida commuters with toll relief will begin Sept. 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis and state transportation leaders announced Thursday morning at a news conference in Orlando.
Customers with 40 tolls or more a month on Florida Department of Transportation or turnpike highways will receive a 20% monthly credit to their SunPass account, and customers with 80 or more tolls will get a 25% credit on their account.
“The people that are on the roads a lot, obviously, these are our people and we want to be able to provide relief,” DeSantis said. “This is a small, but important savings and when you look at everything else we’re doing, this adds up to give people some breathing room.”
The program applies to two-axle vehicles, and discounts are reflected automatically as long as your account is in good standing. There is no paperwork required for SunPass customers to receive the discount.
DeSantis projected that the new savings program would benefit about 400,000 SunPass customers who would potentially save $40 million altogether during the program’s six-month period.
“This SunPass savings program is going to make the average cost of the daily commute more affordable without having to sacrifice time and efficiency,” Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez said at the news conference.
There are a few toll roads that are not included in the discount program due to authority issues -- like the Miami Dade Expressway and Central Florida Expressway. DeSantis said he is working to have those roads included through legislation in the future.
Mariah Biddle, a corrections deputy for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, said she commuted at least 2,000 miles for work and is appreciative of the program.
“This program will provide relief for hardworking Floridians and business owners that are already feeling the strain from inflation and on everyday items and high gas prices,” Biddle said.
For a complete list of toll roads eligible for the discount, visit www.sunpass.com to view the map.