E-ZPass Accepted on Orlando-Area Toll Roads Starting Tomorrow
Central Florida Expressway Authority to be first in Florida to accept E-ZPass
ORLANDO, FL — The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) and the E-ZPass Group, a network of toll road agencies operating from Maine to North Carolina and west through Illinois, announced today that E-ZPass will be accepted on CFX’s Metro Orlando toll roads starting Sept. 1. In a move to further their commitment to toll interoperability, CFX is the first and only Florida toll agency to join the E-ZPass network bringing the total number of states served by E-ZPass to 17.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission manages nearly 2.3 million E-ZPass accounts with 3.1 million transponders in circulation. Today, 82 percent of all PA Turnpike transactions are paid with E-ZPass.
CFX’s Governing Board approved an agreement with the E-ZPass group in fall 2017 that laid the groundwork for the two agencies to improve the travel experience for E-ZPass customers visiting the Orlando area. With the addition of CFX to the E-ZPass Group, E-ZPass customers can use the transponder they already own on CFX’s 118-mile toll system. Toll roads in Central Florida where E-ZPass is accepted are outlined on the below map.
The more than 35 million E-ZPass users can now drive in Metro Orlando and avoid having to fumble for change at CFX toll gantries. E-ZPass account holders will be billed for CFX tolls through their E-ZPass accounts with no extra fees or charges.
“Our customers wanted portability to the Sunshine State, and now they have it in Metro Orlando, the number-one tourist destination in the U.S.,” said E-ZPass Group Executive Director PJ Wilkins. “There is no pre-registration required since customers are already enrolled. Just don’t forget to take your E-ZPass transponder when planning to travel CFX roads!”
Almost half of Florida’s domestic visitors come from E-ZPass states, with about 50 percent traveling by car. The partnership between CFX and E-ZPass simplifies the travel experience for visitors equipped with an E-ZPass transponder in their vehicle. The launch of the partnership between E-PASS and E-ZPass comes ahead of the peak season when millions of visitors head to Orlando in search of warmth during the cold winter months.
“Orlando is the most visited destination in the United States, so whether traveling here for business or pleasure, we want our visitors to have the same experience that residents enjoy year-round,” said CFX Executive Director Laura Kelley. “The launch of our partnership with E-ZPass makes driving in Orlando a safe, convenient choice for drivers.”
E-ZPass is accepted on tolled roads operated by a network of toll agencies in 17 states and will work as payment on CFX toll roads in Central Florida marked with both E-PASS and E-ZPass logos.
E-ZPass does not capture tolls on roads outside of its network. E-ZPass customers traveling out of network on roads operated by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise under the SunPass brand will be invoiced for tolls via Florida’s Toll-By-Plate program.
About E-ZPass Group
The E-ZPass Group operates the largest toll road network in the world, consisting of toll agencies/companies in 17 states, with more than 22 million accounts and 35 million toll transponders in use.
About the Central Florida Expressway Authority
CFX, an independent agency of the State of Florida, operates and maintains a regional network of expressways for 3 million residents of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties and more than 72 million annual visitors to Central Florida. CFX’s 118-mile, user-funded system includes 815 center lane miles, 69 interchanges, 14 mainline toll plazas, 74 ramp toll plazas and 335 bridges and seven named expressways. On average, more than 1 million toll transactions are recorded daily, 85 percent of them electronically. CFX operates E-PASS, the first electronic toll collection system in Florida, with nearly 400,000 E-PASS accounts. For more information, visit CFXway.com.CONTACT:
Brian Hutchings, (407) 690-5343
E-ZPass Group Contact:
PJ Wilkins, 302-577-1333
PA Turnpike Contact:
Carl DeFebo, 717-831-7176