Toll Rate Rulemaking
The Florida Department of Transportation hosted a statewide Toll Rate Rulemaking Public Hearing on Thursday, December 2 to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on proposed amendments to Rule 14-15.0081, Florida Administrative Code. These amendments include the addition of two new facilities (Gateway Expressway and Suncoast Parkway between US 98 and CR 486) and five new interchanges: Braddock Road on the Polk Parkway, NW 8th Street on the Sawgrass Expressway, Ridge Road on the Suncoast Parkway, and at NW 170th Street and Sand Lake Road on the Turnpike Mainline.
The rule amendments set toll rates for the Ticket System upon conversion to All-Electronic Tolling (AET), consolidate the Northern Coin, Ticket System, Southern Coin, and Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike systems into one “Turnpike Mainline” rate table and update the mileposts of toll gantries relocated due to AET conversion. The proposed amendments also include the addition of TOLL-BY-PLATE rates to Alligator Alley, Pinellas Bayway System and Sunshine Skyway Bridge rate tables, the new Winter Lake Plaza on Polk Parkway updates the Beachline West Expressway plaza toll rate.