Skip to comments.E-ZPass users can use pass, get discount on Central Florida toll roads
Posted on 01/22/2018 10:47:29 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Drivers from northern states that use the E-ZPass system for toll roads will be able to use their passes to drive on some Central Florida toll roads and get the same discount SunPass users receive.
Central Florida drivers, however, will not be able to use their EPasses to pay for tolls if they travel to the 16 E-ZPass states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and South Carolina.
One of our main objectives is to improve the ease and uninterrupted travel that E-ZPass customers enjoy, and portability to the Sunshine State is certainly a common request, E-ZPass Group Executive Director P.J. Wilkins said in a statement Thursday.
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That being said the better way would be to make it unlawful for any states to continue to collect tolls once the original loan amount has been collected. However, that could probably only work if any federal funds were used in the toll way construction.
EZ Pass expanding is good.
At one point, when driving long haul, I had EZPass, KPass (Kansas), Ipass (Illinois), Sunpass and one other transponder on the windshield.
It was crazy getting four or five different bills every month and still having to pay cash in Ohio, PA and other places.
Please explain how someone paying cash, cause more “wear” on the highway, than anyone else.
Because slowing and stopping from highway speed, then accelerating again is great wear to the road surface.
Cash means they have to have a driving gate with some people and others primarily computerized to collect the cash tolls, slowing down travelers time by about 4 to X-minutes per toll booth stop; plus those doing a drive by with EZ-Pass they usually slow down 10-25-MPH while driving past the toll booth on-off exits. I have EZ-Pass from VA and it works throughout NC, VA, PA, MD, OH, to my knowledge!
Toll takers mean salaries, pensions, health bennies. I’m all for automation.
I dont know about wear and tear on the highway, but I sure know about wear and tear on me during a trip. Having to wait at pay stations, sometimes for a long time, compared to just driving through an easy pass is night and day to a long trip. Especially when you consider there are some high speed stations where you maintain 55 mph. The lower price is for efficiency and not having to use expensive union employees at the pay stations.
Drove into Orlando (Universal Studios) during new years and just to get to our Hotel, drove through 7 tolls, basically because all the construction going on, you had to do a loop to get to the other side of I4.
The discount is to encourage more and more people to use the passes, so they can eventually get rid of the toll booths (and their workers) and replace them with All-Electronic Tolling gantries.
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