RALEIGH Drivers can now travel on toll roads in North Carolina and Florida using a single prepaid electronic transponder. North Carolina's NC Quick Pass and Florida's SunPass will function as one, providing seamless travel for motorists who pay tolls electronically.
"This is an exciting step forward for North Carolina and the tolling industry," said N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata. "I'm proud that our Turnpike Authority staff developed the technology and established the agreement necessary to allow NC Quick Pass to operate interchangeably with the SunPass system. This is a great example of team work resulting in significant benefits for drivers."
NC Quick Pass will accept all SunPass transponders on the Triangle Expressway as a form of payment, as long as the vehicle license plate is registered on the SunPass account. SunPass will also accept all types of NC Quick Pass transponders on their tolled roadways. Tolls will be billed to the accounts established in the account holders' respective states, and NCDOT has tested the equipment to help prevent overbilling.
"This agreement will allow our customers to travel on Florida's toll roads with the same ease that they enjoy here in North Carolina," said N.C. Turnpike Authority Operations Director John Breedlove. "It comes at the perfect time -making summer vacation travel easier and more efficient for motorists in both states."
This agreement represents Florida's first out-of-state interoperability project and North Carolina's second such project.
For maps of North Carolina's toll roads, payment and purchase options, or general information, call 1-877-7MY-PASS (1-877-769-7277) or visit www.ncquickpass.com.