What is the Central Florida Expressway Authority?
The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is an agency of the state, created by the Florida Legislature in 2014. CFX is an independent, locally controlled transportation authority providing the infrastructure that gives residents and visitors travel choices in Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
CFX uses local toll revenues to build, operate and maintain the region’s 109-miles of expressway networks
. Maintaining local control is essential to providing CFX’s customers and Central Florida the transportation options it needs.
Why was CFX created?
Florida Legislators have pushed for a regional expressway system for several years, recognizing that roads do not stop at county borders. CFX includes a Board of Directors with a majority of local elected officials, strong ethics policies and the authority to consider other modes of transportation within the right-of-way of the expressway system.
What is included in the CFX system?
109-mile limited access facility (6 expressways)
14 Mainline toll plazas
*Note: The portion of SR 414 and SR 429 that is dual signed as both expressways is included in both expressway's total.
What are the benefits of a regional transportation authority?
With more local elected officials serving on the board, CFX customers can expect greater accountability and an expanded regional approach to implement transportation solutions to enhance the quality of life and contribute to the economic vitality of the four counties and the City of Orlando.
Will toll rates change?
No. As part of the legislation, CFX assumes the tolling policy
of the former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA).
Will there be changes to my E-PASS account?
The name of the agency will change on your E-PASS statement and on Unpaid Toll Notices from OOCEA to CFX. As an E-PASS customer, no action is required.
Who governs CFX?
CFX is governed by a nine-member board that includes:
Are CFX board members compensated?
- The Mayor of Orange County
- The Mayor of Orlando
- An Orange County Commissioner appointed by the Mayor of Orange County
- Members appointed by the chair of the county commissions of Lake, Osceola and Seminole counties
- Three members appointed by the Governor
- *Florida Turnpike Enterprise Executive Director serves as a non-voting advisor
No. All board members serve voluntarily and do not receive any compensation.
Who manages the daily operations and personnel at CFX?
CFX employs a small professional staff that is currently led by two deputy executive directors and a general counsel. The CFX Board is responsible for the hiring of an Executive Director, a position which is currently vacant.
Will all the Expressway Authorities’ personnel transfer into CFX?
Does the CFX personnel or board members receive free or reduced tolls?
- The former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority personnel will transfer into CFX.
- Osceola County Expressway Authority utilizes Osceola County staff. Please note the Osceola County Expressway Authority will operate independently until sometime after 2018 and when certain financial milestones are met on their system.
- Seminole County Expressway Authority was eliminated in 2012 by the Florida Legislature.
- Lake County does not have an Expressway Authority.
No. CFX personnel and board members are also CFX customers. They pay local tolls that support expressway system.
What happens to Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) contracts?
Contracts held by OOCEA will transfer into CFX per legislation. If you have a contract with OOCEA and have questions, please contact the procurement department at 407-690-5000.
Tell us about working with CFX.
CFX uses private sector contractors with specialized expertise. Ninety-eight percent of the work is privatized with more than 650 Florida-based companies, 590 of those located in Central Florida. If interested, register here
to access detailed information about upcoming bid opportunities, receive opportunity updates and participate in electronic bidding.
How do I get information about WMBE and SBE programs at CFX?
The inclusion of disadvantaged, minority-owned, woman-owned and small business enterprises (D/M/W/SBEs) is a priority at CFX in the procurement of goods and services. A continuing objective of the CFX Business Development Department is to maximize the participation of D/M/W/SBEs in all phases of CFX’s purchasing and contracting. If you’re interested in working with CFX, click here to register.
How can I stay informed about CFX?
Click here for frequently asked questions about E-PASS and paying tolls.