Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces First Month of Toll Relief Program Savings
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ~ In December 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Toll Relief Program into law, providing relief to Florida commuters. The program concluded its first month of toll relief in January, resulting in nearly $37 million in savings for over 1.1 million SunPass customers.

The Toll Relief Program was proposed by Governor DeSantis in September 2022 and passed during the Legislative Special Session in December. It builds on the successful SunPass Savings Program that concluded in December 2022 and resulted in 384,000 drivers saving over $18 million.

"During a time of persistently high inflation, this toll program represents important relief for Florida commuters," said Governor DeSantis. "I am proud to have signed this program into law, saving Floridians nearly $37 million in its first month that they can now use to support their families."

The Toll Relief Program is administered by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and includes SunPass as well as other Florida-based tolling agency partners throughout the state. Customers with at least 35 monthly toll transactions receive a 50 percent credit to their account automatically. The program is expected to provide an average of 1.2 million drivers savings of nearly $480 over the course of the year until it ends on December 31, 2023.

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Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared W. Perdue commented on the success of the program: "Today's announcement of nearly $37 million in savings for commuters reaffirms our state's commitment to providing direct, immediate assistance to Florida's families through the much-needed Toll Relief Program."

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise Executive Director and CEO Nicola Liquori added: "For many Florida families, every ounce of savings on the road can make a big impact towards other important expenses...Florida's Turnpike Enterprise is proud to support the Toll Relief Program and offer this additional cost saving benefit to our valued SunPass customers."

Governor Ron DeSantis' Toll Relief Program has been successful so far, providing nearly $37 million in savings for over 1.1 million SunPass customers during its first month alone. The program is expected to continue providing relief until December 31st 2023 and customers are encouraged to ensure their transponder is properly mounted in the vehicle and their account is in good standing for maximum benefit from this initiative.

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