What are the benefits of express lanes?
- Provide Customers with Travel Choices
- Offer a More Predictable Travel Time
- Deliver a Long-Term Solution to Manage Traffic Flow
- Reduce Fuel Consumption
- Decrease Air Pollution
- Support Transit Usage
Do I have to use the express lanes?
What are the advantages of using the express lanes versus general use lanes?
Do express lanes work like regular toll roads?
Have other states implemented similar express lane systems?
What vehicles are eligible to use the express lanes?
Do any vehicles qualify for reduced tolls or exemptions in the express lanes?
Yes, the following vehicles qualify for a toll exemption on all of Florida’s Express Lanes, but they must first register and then renew annually:
- Express buses/ public transit buses
- School buses
- Over-the-road buses
To register a qualifying vehicle, please visit here and fill out an application.
Exemptions Specific to 95 Express:
Certain vehicles are exempt from paying a toll on 95 Express in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. 95 Express is part of a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane conversion program and is the only facility in the state where the vehicles listed below are exempted from tolls once registered.
- 3+ occupant carpools
- Hybrid vehicles
- ILEVs (inherently low emission vehicles)
- Motorcycles (not required to register)
These exemptions do not apply on other express lanes facilities, such as 75 Express, 595 Express or Palmetto Express. Customers must register their eligible 3+ occupant carpools, hybrid vehicles, and ILEVs annually with South Florida Commuter Services.
Do taxis have to pay tolls in the express lanes?
How do I enter and exit the express lanes?
How are access points to and from the express lanes determined?
Why are there only a limited number of designated entrance and exit points to access the express lanes?
Will there be a speed limit in the express lanes?
Do express lanes have a shoulder for emergency stopping?
What if my car breaks down or there is a crash in the express lanes?
Do I get charged the toll if there is an incident in the express lanes?
What happens if law enforcement directs me to use an express lane due to an incident in the general use lanes?
Will express lanes be open to traffic at all times?
Will the signs in the express lanes show travel time between destinations?
How are tolls enforced in the express lanes?
What if I do not have an active SunPass or other interoperable transponder?
What if I am an out-of-state visitor wanting to use the express lanes?
Is it legal to cross over the express lane markers to change lanes?
Can I tow a trailer or boat in the express lanes with my two axle vehicle?
What can I do if I accidentally enter the express lanes?
How are tolls determined in the express lanes?
What toll would I pay if the rate changes immediately after I enter the express lanes?
Can I find out in advance how much I would pay to use the express lanes?
How do I pay my tolls in the express lanes?
Tolls will be collected electronically with an active, properly mounted SunPass or other interoperable transponder (listed on SunPass.com). Customers cannot pay for tolls in the express lanes using cash or TOLL-BY-PLATE, as they will be considered a violator and subject to additional fees.
|Here’s how you can buy and activate a SunPass:||
|Go to SunPass.com.|
|Call the Customer Service Center at 1-888-TOLL-FLA (1-888-865-5352).|
|Visit a kiosk in Turnpike Service Plazas or in official Florida’s Welcome Centers.|
|Visit one of the 5,000 retail locations in Florida, including Publix Super Markets, CVS Pharmacy, and Walgreens.|
|Download the SunPass mobile app.|