AJC reader Jay Brower splits his time between Georgia and Florida and has both a Peach Pass and SunPass on his car. He emailed us to see how he should handle so many trips in both states. Brower doesn’t have to use both, SRTA said. In fact, he shouldn’t. In a detailed explanation, SRTA said that having two states’ toll passes on a car sometimes can double-charge the motorist. But the states’ customer service reps should expunge the extra charge, if the motorist tells them.
Making states’ toll systems interoperable is a challenge. Florida normally uses cameras to read license plates. If the plate is registered with either Florida, North Carolina or Georgia’s toll system correctly, then they charge the proper account. Georgia also uses video tolling as a backup system, but the state’s primary pass-reading system is newer and reads Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida toll pass transponders seamlessly. SRTA said Georgia’s system is also more accurate. Because our stately neighbors use license plate ID’s, SRTA recommends Georgian’s still log their plate info when registering a Peach Pass.