Traveler Information : Toll Rates
The toll rate schedules listed for each region of the state have been updated to reflect the recent Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) toll rate adjustment on all State of Florida toll roads and bridges, including Florida’s Turnpike facilities. Florida Statutes (s. 338.165 F.S.) mandate that FDOT index toll rates on existing toll facilities to the annual Consumer Price Index or similar inflationary indicators “no more frequently than once a year and no less frequently than once every five years”. This statute was enacted in 2007 and required the indexing of toll rates by June 30, 2012. A year-long public outreach process which concluded in October 2011 with a statewide Public Hearing amended the administrative rule (Rule 14-15.0081) that specifies toll rates.
Administrative rule (Rule 14-15.0081) specifies that toll rate schedules for toll facilities are subject to toll rate adjustments based on the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI). For the purposes of this rule, the index used is the CPI published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, which uses 1982-1984 as the base, and is the Annual Average for all expenditure items for all urban consumers, U.S. city average. To learn more about the CPI, please visit the following page: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/.
On June 24, 2012 (the first year of indexing), cash toll rates for two-axle (standard passenger vehicle) on all FDOT owned facilities were increased by 11.7% to reflect the change in CPI over the previous five year period, and adjusted to the next quarter for collection efficiency. TOLL-BY-PLATE toll rates, where offered, were increased to equal the cash rates, while the SunPass toll rates were adjusted to be $0.25 less than cash toll rates.
As provided in the Florida Statute 338.165, on July 1, 2013, the current SunPass and TOLL-BY-PLATE toll rates were increased by 2.1% at all tolling locations. The cash rates stayed the same. The SunPass rate will continue to be the lowest rate.