YARDLEY, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today welcomed two more Southern toll agencies that have announced plans to join the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system by early next year.
The E-ZPass Interagency Group, the umbrella organization of toll agencies that offer E-ZPass service, announced Monday that Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) and the State Road and Toll Authority (SRTA) of Georgia have decided to offer E-ZPass service to their customers. The FTE expects to provide E-ZPass toll processing by the end of this year. The SRTA would then follow suit in early 2021.
The addition of the two toll agencies means that motorists will be able to pay any tolls from Maine to Florida with their E-ZPass transponders, likely saving time and – in some cases – money in the process.
“The DRJTBC welcomes the FTE and SRTA to the E-ZPass Interagency Group. Their inclusion in the E-ZPass system allows users to soon use a single toll tag for travel up and down the East Coast,” said Joseph Resta, the DRJTBC’s executive director. “This development solidifies E-ZPass’s position as the leader in toll interoperability.”
Florida’s Orlando area Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) became interoperable with the E-ZPass system in 2018. CFX owns and operates a 118-mile toll road system in and around Orlando, Fl.
Soon, a greatly broadened portion of Florida will be able to handle E-ZPass customers as well. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, operator of the SunPass system in use throughout Florida, is already upgrading systems and processes in order to bring E-ZPass online from the state’s Panhandle to the Florida Keys.
The appeal of providing E-ZPass service in Florida has been considered economically imperative for many years; almost half of Florida’s annual visitors come from states with E-ZPass service and about half of these visitors come to Florida come by car.
With the inclusion of the FTE and SRTA, E-ZPass further enhances its standing as the nation’s largest electronic toll collection program. The system consists of toll agencies/companies in 18 states, servicing more than 24 million accounts and 43 million tags, with operations stretching from Maine to Florida, and west to Illinois. Learn more about E-ZPass at www.e-zpassiag.com
The DRJTBC has provided E-ZPass service since late 2002. Its E-ZPass back-office service provider is the New Jersey E-ZPass Group, which is operated by Conduent, Inc., a business-process-services company based in Florham Park, N.J. To obtain a Commission-affiliated E-ZPass, account, go to www.ezpassnj.com or dial 1-800-AUTO TOLL (1-800-288-6865).