Governor Signs Bill to Expand Toll Relief
Florida - Thursday December 15, 2022: Governor DeSantis Thursday signed Senate Bill 6A, establishing the Toll Relief Program through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which will provide account credits to frequent commuters using toll roads across the state.
The program will give Floridians with 35 or more toll transactions per month a 50% credit to their account. The legislation, originally proposed by Governor DeSantis in September of this year, was successfully passed during the recent Legislative Special Session. The Toll Relief Program begins on January 1, 2023, and runs through December 31, 2023. A map of included toll facilities in the program can be found here.
“With this legislation, we are keeping that promise to help hardworking families keep more money in their pockets," said the Governor. "I applaud the Florida Legislature for prioritizing this during the special session.”
Under the Toll Relief Program, drivers who use toll transponders, such as SunPass or other Florida-based transponders, and have 35 or more qualifying toll transactions per month will receive a 50 percent credit to their account. This program is expected to benefit approximately 1.2 million drivers and will save the average commuter nearly $400 in the 2023 calendar year.
SB 6A – Toll Relief - to read the transmittal letter, click here.
The 2023 Toll Relief Program builds upon the success of the SunPass Savings Program debuted by Governor DeSantis in August, which was expected to provide almost $40 million in savings to those who use Florida’s Turnpike System and FDOT-owned toll facilities. The SunPass Savings Program began on September 1, 2022, and was approved for six months, but will sunset on December 31, 2022, as the Toll Relief Program begins. Since its introduction, the SunPass Savings Program has saved an average of 371,000 commuters more than $13.3 million.
FDOT’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. FDOT 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. For more information, visit: www.FDOT.gov.