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Old 06-06-2020, 08:41 PM
 
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How many toll road transponders do I have to sign up for?


I recently moved to Florida, Brevard county.

But I would be going to Orlando, StPete, Sarasota, Miami and other places frequently.
Is Sunpass or E-pass going to cover my trips, do I need to have both, or even a few more local authority related ones?
How does this Florida Toll Road system work anyways?
You only need one. You will be fine in all of those cities either way. I do know that E-Pass offers frequent use discounts, but that is only on Central Florida Expressway Authority Roads. So, that's a sliver of SR 528, SR 417 in Orange County, SR 429, and SR 408, all of which are in Orlando. I only see that being valuable for someone who may live in Avalon Park in east Orange County but commutes to downtown Orlando, or for a person where driving is a significant portion of one's job. Sunpass is like "Florida's transponder."

I believe both passes are accepted for parking at airports that let you pay with toll transponders.

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There was actually a federal law that said toll road transponder interoperability was supposed to happen by 2016, but technical issues and an impasse on who was responsible for paying the very high cost of implementing the new standard-possibly hundreds of millions of dollars- among dozens of different toll bridge and turnpike authorities keeps pushing that standard further and further back.
I was going to bring that up. You beat me. :-) Yes I really wish this could come to fruition. E-Pass has the advantage here as it is compatible with 18 other states.
https://www.cfxway.com/e-pass/about-e-pass/

Sunpass swapped out users' transponders a few years ago in preparation for interoperability, but it multi-state access is limited to roads in Georgia and North Carolina.

https://www.sunpass.com/en/about/whe...eSunPass.shtml

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So this billing is confusing.
Which one allows me to not have to manually check bill amounts and top up? I don't want to keep watching whether the account went down to $0. I want them to charge my credit card either monthly or when certain amount is reached or every time I use toll roads. I dont care which one, but what I care about is not having to waste my time managing epass or sunpass accounts.
With Sunpass, you set a minimum amount (as low as $10) to have in your account. Once you dip under that, you get charged. Just like signing up for Starbucks Auto-Load. At the time of the scandal, I may have gotten dinged one time more than I should, but I was too lazy to make sure.


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Epass works on all toll roads in Florida, sunpass does not. Epass also will work in most of the Eastern seaboard states that use ezpass if you get the epass Xtra vs. the regular epass. If you get the removable transponder you can move it from car to car.
I guess there could be bridge issues, but I was under the impression that Sunpass and E-Pass (Central Florida Expressway Authority) worked on every Florida toll road. What road in Florida does Sunpass not operate?

The Xtra has a new name. Uni.
https://www.cfxway.com/uni
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Old 06-07-2020, 06:13 AM
 
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The Xtra has a new name. Uni.
https://www.cfxway.com/uni
I just got an Xtra! I looked at the website and it’s not clear how/if the Uni is different from the Xtra.
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:54 AM
 
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Billing ? ? ? Heck who sends bills in this time and age....They can play with my miserable Low Balance all they want for their advantage, I just need simplicity in my Bills, and Sunpass fits the Mold.

Off topic but I saw someone writing a check at Publix the other day to pay for their groceries!
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Old 06-08-2020, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
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I have the now “Uni” version also. No fees. Can’t beat 18 states.

If you travel to Texas get one from the North Texas Toll Authority. Works in TX, KS, and OK.
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Old 06-08-2020, 12:13 PM
 
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The E-Pass Plus works all along the East Coast, not the regular E-Pass. Living in PA, I have the EZ-Pass, but it does not work in many places in FL. We bought the Sunpass Mini for the vehicle we drive down in.
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Old 06-17-2020, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Not too far East of the Everglades
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One CERTAIN fact is that you need to get a Transponder/Sticker from whomever SERVES you and your needs better, gettin billed by tag without a TOLL GIZMO in your vehicle, is no fun, expensive and a pretty dumb move on your part !!!
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Old 06-17-2020, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Not too far East of the Everglades
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Off topic but I saw someone writing a check at Publix the other day to pay for their groceries!
The Seventies came right back to your mind !!! , Never mind the blank check prices in this day and age, a frikken register will set you back $1.50 at BoA...I couldn't believe when Mom told me.

Ripping Off Extra Old Sr Citizens !!
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