It’s no secret that driving in Miami isn’t an easy task, with loads of traffic, road rage, excessive horn usage and the lack of turning signals to name a few. Add paying tolls into the mix and sitting behind the wheel can feel quite frustrating.
But if you’re constantly on the road, you might see some much-needed financial relief next year.
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new bill establishing the Toll Relief Program, which will cut tolls in half for about 1.2 million Florida commuters.
While you have to have 35 toll charges in a month, drive a two-axle vehicle like a car or an SUV and have an account in good standing to receive 50% back on the cost of your tolls, this new program is expected to save the average driver nearly $400 in the 2023 calendar year.
In a few weeks, 1000s of qualifying commuters will start saving BIG on toll roads across the state w/the Florida Toll Relief program, officially signed into law today by @GovRonDeSantis! Drivers who incur 35+ qualifying transactions save 50% on their bill:https://t.co/1CAuUutuzI https://t.co/WIGgasCaC7
— FLORIDA DOT (@MyFDOT) December 15, 2022
Starting January 1, the program will apply to all toll roads in Florida, including some bridges and causeways, and only to Florida-based transponders like SunPass and E-ZPass.
“Tourists are still going to pay the same,” DeSantis said. “We want our folks that are working every day to be able to benefit.”
Included toll facilities in the program throughout Miami and South Florida are:
- Florida’s Turnpike
- Alligator Alley
- Don Shula Expressway
- Snapper Creek Expressway
- Dolphin Expressway
- Miami Airport Expressway
- Gratigny Parkway
- Broad Causeway
- Venetian Causeway
- Rickenbacker Causeway
- Card Sound Bridge
The full map can be found here. The Toll Relief Program will take effect next month and run through Dec. 31, 2023.