Tolls to Increase for Florida Drivers

Posted by Jen Dollar on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 1:50pm

For anyone considering relocating to an area closer to work, the recent news that Florida will be increasing all of the tolls on state-owned roads by June 30th 2012 might just be the nudge that sends you out looking for a REALTOR® to cut down on your daily commuting costs.

Tolls will be increasing by 25¢ on most of Florida’s roads before the start of next summer.

As always, SunPass rates will remain at about 1.5¢ cheaper per mile than cash tolls, making this a great option for anyone looking to avoid paying much of an increase. SunPasses can be purchased in two forms, a mini-sticker transponder that you affix to the windshield of your vehicle or a portable transponder that you can move from one vehicle to another. Both types of transponder use a radio signal to communicate with sensors in the SunPass toll lanes which then charge the toll to your pre-paid account.

Tolls on Florida roads pay for repairs and improvements, but some drivers are concerned that improvements and repairs are too few and far between to warrant the increases.

Take a look around the neighborhoods between your current residence and the area that you work in, there may be some hidden real estate gems that would put you much closer to work and save you time and money on your daily commute!

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