FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 6A, establishing the Toll Relief Program through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The measure will provide account credits to frequent commuters using toll roads across the state. Floridians who use toll transponders, such as SunPass or other Florida-based transponders, with 35 or more toll transactions per month will receive a 50 percent 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 is below.
“I promised Floridians that I would find additional ways to provide toll relief for Florida families,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “With this legislation, we are keeping that promise to help hardworking families keep more money in their pockets. I applaud the Florida Legislature for prioritizing this during the special session.”
The program is expected to benefit approximately 1.2 million drivers and will save the average commuter nearly $400 in the 2023 calendar year.
BUILDING ON PREVIOUS SAVINGS
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, ending on December 31, 2022 – just as the new Toll Relief Program begins. Since its introduction, the SunPass Savings Program has saved an average of 371,000 commuters more than $13.3 million.
“For many Floridians, tolls are an unavoidable cost of commuting to work five or six days a week,” said Senator Nick DiCeglie. “This bill is a common-sense solution that provides relief at a time when Floridians need it the most. I’m thankful the governor supports this legislation to make tolls more affordable for commuters across the state.”