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Old 04-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Toll Roads?

We are 30 days out from our trip to the World... however we are visiting St. Pete's Beach by St. Petersberg a few days before hand. Looking at our rental car information (Dollar) they have freaked me out by stating many of the toll roads have switched to a no cash lane. We are flying into Orland Internation Airport. Of course they want me to rent the "pass 24" for an additional fee... Can any of you shed come light on this for me. Have some of the tolls gone to a "pass" only system with no cash lanes? Thanks in advance...
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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I can't answer your question, but here's a website that might. https://www.sunpass.com/index
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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You might have better luck on the transportation board. I am interested too, as it has been 2 years since we rented a car in FL and our Oct. visit includes travel to northern FL for a wedding.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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There are no cash lanes in Tampa. Once a month they send us a bill in the mail (based on license plate). So I guess the rental company really wants you to rent a sunpass so they don't get a bill a month later.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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There is quite a bit of information on tolls on the DIS Transportation board. I had many ?s on this topic for our trip next month as well, just today I ordered a Sunpass transponder for $25, and prepaid $25 in tolls.looking forward to hopefully not having to deal with the issue of convenience fees, rolls of quarters, and toll booth receipts!
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #6
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I'd take a few minutes to use that toll estimator to find out if cash tolls are an option. I did, and found out that for my route, I can still pay cash, all of $5, and no transponder/minimum purchase business. I'm sure the Florida/SunPass folks would LOVE for you to buy a transponder and a slew of prepaid tolls for an amount you might never use Roll of quarters on hand and I'm golden.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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we recently drove to Tampa St Pete area and didn't have a problem paying with cash. We took tons of quarters for unmanned booths. Try transportation board
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:24 PM   #8
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Fatwallet is talking about it.

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/trav...ssion/1176812/
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #9
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This article also mentions rental cars and how the toll-by-plate is charged.
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/...-toll-collect/
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #10
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I'd take a few minutes to use that toll estimator to find out if cash tolls are an option. I did, and found out that for my route, I can still pay cash, all of $5, and no transponder/minimum purchase business. I'm sure the Florida/SunPass folks would LOVE for you to buy a transponder and a slew of prepaid tolls for an amount you might never use Roll of quarters on hand and I'm golden.
This is true- do the numbers to see if buying a transponder will work for you. I did because we will be in FL 2 weeks traveling quite a bit, and will be back in Nov. and probably next spring. Also the minimum you can prepay if you buy a transponder is $10. there is also a mini transponder that is only $5, but can't be moved from one car to another, so might be best if only making one trip to FL.
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