Motorists from Florida and North Carolina are now able to travel toll roads in each state using their Quick Pass or SunPass transponder to pay for tolls electronically, officials from Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced.
The electronic toll systems in Florida (SunPass) and North Carolina (NC Quick Pass) are functioning as one, providing seamless operations for motorists who pay their tolls electronically.
“[This] is a major step forward for the convenience of our SunPass customers and North Carolina’s Quick Pass customers,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Executive Director of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. “Interoperability between SunPass and electronic toll systems in other states is something we’ve been diligently working toward for some time.”
Any toll road in Florida that accepts SunPass, will now accept all Quick Pass transponders. Quick Pass motorists traveling in Florida will need to utilize the clearly marked, dedicated SunPass lanes located throughout Florida’s toll road system. Conversely, all SunPass transponders will be accepted on North Carolina’s Triangle Expressway located in the Research Triangle Park Region of North Carolina. The Triangle Expressway is an all electronic system. As such, SunPass customers can access the system in any lane.
The interoperability agreement also includes Florida customers who currently utilize E-PASS or LeeWay to pay their tolls.
This agreement marks the first of what promises to be many interoperable arrangements with other states in the region.