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Old 03-11-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm heading down to Orlando next week. From what I've read, the rental car companies talk you into getting a "Sun Pass" for the tolls around the area. Will my EZ Pass work there? I don't see Florida listed on the EZPass website, so I'm assuming the answer is No, but figured I'd ask for anyone that may have tried. I'll be traveling between the airport, downtown Orlando, Disney, and some of the surrounding suburbs to visit friends.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: North Metro Atlanta
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No

You can buy a https://www.sunpass.com/sunPassRetailers SunPass mini Pass, it normally cheaper then paying the rental car company daily fee + toll cost.


Btw: Supposedly in July 2013 the ez-pass are suppose to work in FL.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Thanks. I guess my next question is, do the tolls there have cash lanes, or is it "pass" only? I wouldn't mind just paying cash. I guess I should also ask this on the Florida board.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: North Metro Atlanta
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Some are Pass only, but not sure what/where. Best bet is to look over in the Orlando Forum. and/or post there.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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As of right now EZ Pass won't work in Florida--they are working on integrating them later this year.

There are no exits in the Orlando area that you will need to get off that you can't use cash. There are a couple of exits that require SunPass, but not any that a typical tourist would use.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:58 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure we picked one up at the CVS or rite aid- for traveling from our Cocoa Beach timeshare to Disney- we also got a ticket in the mail when we somehow blew thru a toll without paying-not sure how that happened as we were careful....
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Epping,NH
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they are working on integrating them later this year.

Current EZ Pass transponders will only allow two systems to be integrated into the system. At this time, both are used. Unless FL changes to a EXPass compatible system (not likely) or EXPass changes all their transponders (not likely) it won't happen anytime soon. It makes more sense being compatible to the systems in Ct, MA and surrounding areas.

Unless they offer a transponder on a fee basis that will accept multiple systems, I don't think it's a big deal in light of Sunpass transponders being easily available. I Sunpass transponder will not interfere with a EZPass transponder so two can co-exist.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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Current EZ Pass transponders will only allow two systems to be integrated into the system. At this time, both are used. Unless FL changes to a EXPass compatible system (not likely) or EXPass changes all their transponders (not likely) it won't happen anytime soon. It makes more sense being compatible to the systems in Ct, MA and surrounding areas.

Unless they offer a transponder on a fee basis that will accept multiple systems, I don't think it's a big deal in light of Sunpass transponders being easily available. I Sunpass transponder will not interfere with a EZPass transponder so two can co-exist.
Florida's SunPass soon to be interoperable with E-ZPass in 14 states
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Epping,NH
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Florida's might work up here but it won't be the other way around for some time. The FL transponders are actually more sophisticated than the EZ Pass system. They are a year behind in that project. It will work with over 14 states as currently 15 states plus a few bridges into Canada accept the signals. The biggest hurdle is that they are all in the northeast except NC.

The most advanced feature of the Sunpass transponder is that it receives the power to operate from the tollbooth itself so there is no battery to run down. On the other hand, it makes it totally incapable with the EZP equipment. The new RF tags also can not be transferred between cars.

Incapable systems are familiar to anyone still owning a Betamax machine.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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You can purchase a mini Sunpass for $4.99. When you go online to activate it & put some money into your account, you will be credited the $4.99 purchase price. So if you are in Florida for a visit, it may be worth your while to use this method, rather than wait for a bill from the State which is likely to also include 'administrative' charges for sending the bill.

Does anyone know: if I purchase an EZpass, will it interfere with the Sunpass transponder or visa versa?
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