who have a North Carolina Quick Pass transponder for their vehicles can use their
device to pay for traveling on the I-85 Express Lanes near Atlanta, as well as any
future toll roads that accept the Georgia Peach Pass transponder. That is a
result of an interoperability agreement reached between North Carolina, Georgia
and Florida, which allows owners of toll transponders in each of those states
to use them when traveling in the other two. N.C. Quick Pass has had such an
agreement with Florida and its SunPass system since July 2013.
This is North Carolina's third such transponder partnership,
giving the state's Quick Pass customers the largest coverage area of interoperability
in the nation. A similar arrangement exists between Quick Pass and EZ Pass,
which operates in15 states in the east, northeast and Midwest sections of the
"This is another example of strong collaboration across
several states to improve travel and enhance customer service," said N.C. Department
of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata. "Expanding the reach of Quick Pass
will give our customers access to key highways in the southeast, improving
their travel experience in those states."
The I-85 Express Lanes cover a 16-mile stretch of I-85
northeast of Atlanta, featuring variable toll rates, dependent on the traffic
congestion. The result is faster travel times in exchange for the toll, even
during times of heavy congestion on the general purpose lanes.
Peach Pass customers will now be able to use the Triangle
Expressway outside of Raleigh and any future toll roads in North Carolina, with
the payment directly billed to their Peach Pass account. This convenience is
already in place when SunPass customers use the Triangle Expressway.
In Florida, the interoperability agreement allows Quick Pass
transponders to be used in the SunPass-only lanes for more 700 miles of toll
highways and bridges, including in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg and
For N.C. Quick Pass information, including payment and
purchase options, call 1-877-7MY-PASS (1-877-769-7277) or visit the N.C. Quick Pass website. For more
information on Florida's SunPass and Georgia's
Peach Pass, go to the respective websites at www.SunPass.com and www.PeachPass.com.