Some commuters could save $550 over the course of a year on the cost of highway use tolls under a new proposal introduced by Gov. Ron DeSantis. If passed by the Florida legislature, the proposal would apply to all toll roads across the state including the Suncoast Parkway (SR 589) beginning on July 1, 2023, and continuing through June 30, 2024.
Under the plan commuters who use SunPass and E-PASS transponders and who have 40 or more transactions a month would receive a 50 percent credit on their monthly bills.
During a Sept. 7 press conference in Miami DeSantis said the proposal expands on the SunPass Saving program unveiled on Aug. 25. Under that program beginning on Sep. 1, and continuing for 6 months, drivers who participate in the SunPass program to use the state’s turnpike system and toll facilities and have at least 40 paid transactions a month will earn a 20 percent credit to their SunPass accounts.
“This proposal will require legislative approval and is more far-reaching – it provides a 50 percent discount on all tolls throughout the state of Florida, saving the average commuter $550 per year,” DeSantis stated.
The proposed plan would benefit about 750,000 Floridians, DeSantis’ office said. For a map and listing of all toll facilities covered by the proposal visit SunPass Savings, Ver.2- Map, Foamboard 35×45.3, Revised (flgov.com).