ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Heading into the first workweek of the new year, Tampa Bay area commuters who frequent toll roads to get to work have at least one thing to look forward to — a 50% rebate on SunPass charges.
Back in December, Florida lawmakers passed a law to give drivers a toll rebate. Under the new law, commuters who use SunPass or E-ZPass transponders at least 35 times a month will receive 50% of their tolls credited back to their accounts.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said it ensures Floridians, and not tourists, will benefit from the rebate program.
The new law expands on DeSantis' SunPass Savings Program, which he announced back in August and took effect in September. DeSantis explained at the time the program would not cover every toll road in the state because of different authorities managing different toll roads. The amount of money rebated was also smaller under the governor's program.
However, with action from Florida lawmakers during a special session, the new law now applies to every toll road across the state. This accelerated the timeline DeSantis proposed.
Tampa Bay area commuters will see 50% rebates if they use their SunPass or E-ZPass at least 35 times a month on the following area toll roads:
- I-4 Connector
- Pinellas Bayway
- Polk Parkway
- Selmon Expressway
- Suncoast Parkway
- Sunshine Skyway Bridge
- Veterans Expressway
For all other toll roads included across the state, click here to see the full map.
The Associated Press and 10 Tampa Bay's Eric Glasser contributed to this report.