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SunPass rates increasing on most state toll roads

SunPass users on the Pinellas Bayway and most other state toll roads and bridges will pay more starting Tuesday.

Times (2010) 

SunPass users on the Pinellas Bayway and most other state toll roads and bridges will pay more starting Tuesday.

Beginning at 1 a.m. Tuesday, motorists using SunPass transponders will pay a little more to travel on most state toll roads and bridges, including those in the Tampa Bay area.

A 1.5 percent increase is being put in effect because of a 2007 state law that enables SunPass and toll-by-plate rates to be adjusted every year based on changes in the consumer price index. That will result in an increase of a penny or two at most toll plazas, according to a news release.

The cost of a trip on the entire 309-mile length of the Florida Turnpike, from Wildwood to Florida City, will increase from $19.75 to $20.07 for SunPass users, according to turnpike spokeswoman Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller.

Locally, rates will increase on the Veterans Expressway, Suncoast Parkway, Pinellas Bayway and Sunshine Skyway. Other toll roads affected include the Seminole Expressway, Southern Connector, Beachline Expressway West, Polk Parkway, I-4 Connector, and Daniel Webster Western Beltway Part C, in Central Florida; Sawgrass Expressway in southeast Florida; and Alligator Alley in South Florida.

Cash rates will remain the same.

SunPass rates increasing on most state toll roads 06/28/14 [Last modified: Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:09pm]
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