By: Florida News Service Staff
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a $500 million measure that will provide savings to frequent toll-road users in the state.
The bill, which expands on a current rebate program, will offer 50% credits to drivers with personal SunPass and other Florida transponder accounts for each month in which they record 35 or more toll-road trips.
The credits will appear on statements in February, and the average driver participating in the program is expected to save around $500.
The bill, which will take effect on January 1 and remain in place for a year, will provide $500 million in tax dollars to the Department of Transportation and toll agencies to cover lost toll revenues.
The measure was one of three bills approved during this week’s special legislative session, including property insurance changes and a hurricane relief package.