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Old 09-07-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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Hi - I will be driving from Orlando to West Palm beach with a rental car, do the tolls have "cash" lanes? I have read that many roads are now cashless? I don't plan on getting the toll pass from the car rental company unless there is no cash lane option.
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Sean
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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Many rental cars already have the toll sensors in the vehicle. They just charge you for the tolls once you return the vehicle. Ask your rental company before you take possession of the vehicle is they already have the speed pass in the vehicle.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:54 AM
 
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Hi - I will be driving from Orlando to West Palm beach with a rental car, do the tolls have "cash" lanes? I have read that many roads are now cashless? I don't plan on getting the toll pass from the car rental company unless there is no cash lane option.
Thanks!
Sean
Take US-50 East to I-95 South. Toll problem solved.

Though last time I checked the Turnpike did still take cash (for now) for that segment with one exception (the bee line) that I can think of. You should be safe so long as you don't take any major roads SOUTH of Palm Beach County. Broward isn't so bad, but Dade County CERTAINLY has e-toll only roads.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:58 AM
 
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^Exactly! US 50= Colonial Drive
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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So what happens if you end up on a cashless toll road without a pass? (might be good to know for the future....)
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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So what happens if you end up on a cashless toll road without a pass? (might be good to know for the future....)
They have a "toll-by-plate" method of collecting. If you run through without Sunpass or E-Pass, a camera takes a picture of your plate and you're automatically mailed a bill, with a 50% to 100% surcharge. In other words if it's a $2 toll you'd pay $3 or $4 dollars when billed. Publix and CVS carry the Portable Transponder for $25 or the Transponder Sticker for $4.99. You can load a $10 balance onto it (minimum) and if you don't use it often be set for awhile. You can also set your account to add increments of dollars to your account when your balance gets low.This is going to be the future of FL highways so you might as well prepare now.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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They have a "toll-by-plate" method of collecting. If you run through without Sunpass or E-Pass, a camera takes a picture of your plate and you're automatically mailed a bill, with a 50% to 100% surcharge. In other words if it's a $2 toll you'd pay $3 or $4 dollars when billed. Publix and CVS carry the Portable Transponder for $25 or the Transponder Sticker for $4.99. You can load a $10 balance onto it (minimum) and if you don't use it often be set for awhile. You can also set your account to add increments of dollars to your account when your balance gets low.This is going to be the future of FL highways so you might as well prepare now.
When I moved out of Florida I swore I'd never move back and need a sunpass again and promptly trashed it.

Of course every time I visited South Florida I wished I had it, and now that I am back in Florida I had to get one. I just wish a national/international standard could be set so we could buy one transponder and be done with it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Of course every time I visited South Florida I wished I had it, and now that I am back in Florida I had to get one. I just wish a national/international standard could be set so we could buy one transponder and be done with it.
It would be nice! The same company should also make a universal retail credit card machine while they're at it! It's fun fumbling through a transaction because it seems every machine has a different sequence attached.
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