Just in time for holiday travel, the State Road and Tollway Authority announced today that Peach Pass customers can now drive on Florida and North Carolina toll roads without having to stop at toll booths or receive a separate bill in the mail. Georgia’s Peach Pass, Florida’s SunPass and North Carolina’s Quick Pass are interoperable, meaning customers of one state can use toll facilities in the other two states and tolls will be automatically deducted from their home state account.
Peach Pass customers can access North Carolina’s Triangle Expressway and more than 700 miles of SunPass-only toll lanes in Florida. The vehicle license plate MUST be registered on their account in order to take advantage of this new benefit. Therefore, Pay n GO! Peach Pass customers in Georgia must convert their account to a standard account (personal toll account) before they can use their Peach Pass to pay tolls in Florida and North Carolina.
“Today marks a significant achievement for tolling in the southeast region of the United States, and Georgia is proud to be a part of it,” said Christopher Tomlinson, executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority in Georgia. “Through this enhanced Peach Pass benefit, Georgia motorists can enjoy their travels to Florida and North Carolina without stopping to pay at toll booths or paying a separate higher priced video bill. Peach Pass customers will receive the same toll rate as SunPass and Quick Pass customers instead of the higher cash toll rates charged in both states. This partnership signifies our continued effort to enhance mobility and quality of life for every Georgian.”
Toll roads in Florida and North Carolina became interoperable in July 2013, paving the way for Georgia to join the partnership this fall. North Carolina’s Quick Pass and Florida’s SunPass will also work on the Interstate 85 Express Lanes in Georgia and all future toll roads in Georgia.
“We are pleased to see the strong collaboration between the three states to provide this significant benefit to the driving public,” said Keith Golden, commissioner of the Georgia DOT and SRTA board member. “Georgia DOT is proud to partner with SRTA on interoperability in order to give motorists a seamless experience when traveling on toll roads in Florida and North Carolina just in time for the holidays.”
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