SunPass resumes posting charges after month of issues

[Times (2010)]
[Times (2010)]
Published July 3 2018
Updated July 3 2018

SunPass is back ó at least in part.

The Florida Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the beleaguered tolling system had resumed posting transactions, more than four million so far.

Individual charges will be posted gradually, FDOT said in a news release, with the oldest coming first. Customers wonít have to worry about late fees until the system is fully operational, according to the release.

"We appreciate our SunPass customersí patience as we continue to improve the reliability and availability of (the customer service system)," the release said. "The Department remains committed to holding the vendor accountable for the delay and inconvenience it has caused our SunPass customers."

SunPass Plus parking at Tampa International, Miami International, Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Palm Beach International airports is back online too, according to the release.

Maintenance scheduled last month on the SunPass payment processing system was expected to last for six days but instead stretched to nearly a month. As of last week, Conduent, the company that runs the service, had been unable to process roughly 90 million transactions.

Contact Justin Trombly at jtrombly@tampabay.com. Follow @JustinTrombly.

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