Overview: Facts & Resources

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is an independent agency of the state that operates and maintains a regional network of expressways for 2.9 million residents and more than 70 million visitors in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.

The CFX system includes the following expressways:

Putting Customers in the Driver Seat

Background

  • Created by the Florida Legislature in 2014, CFX’s 125-mile user-funded system includes 815 center lane miles, 72 interchanges, 19 mainline tolling facilities, 74 ramp tolling facilities and 342 bridges and eight named expressways.
  • The CFX Governing Board has seven local elected officials, representing the counties of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole, the city of Orlando, three governor appointees, and the executive director of Florida Turnpike Enterprise as a non-voting advisory member. CFX’s enabling legislation allows the agency to acquire, construct and equip rapid transit, trams and fixed guideways within its right-of-way.

E-PASS

  • On average, more than 1 million toll transactions are recorded daily, 85 percent of them electronically.
  • E-PASS offers exclusive customer loyalty discounts of up to 20% – awarding more than $16M in customer discounts in Fiscal Year 2018
  • CFX operates E-PASS, the first electronic toll collection system in Florida, which launched in 1994 and now supports more than 300,000 E-PASS accounts. Customers pay 23% less on average than motorists using cash.
  • E-PASS is accepted on all toll roads and most bridges in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.
  • The E-PASS Sticker is free, whereas other toll stickers cost around $5. The E-PASS Portable costs $9.95 plus tax.
  • College-branded toll stickers KnightPass, NolePass and GatorPass are also available for $18.50 plus tax.
  • Most recently, CFX introduced E-PASS Xtra, a toll transponder that works on toll roads and bridges in 18 states from Florida to Maine and west to Illinois.

Revenues

  • CFX receives no state or local tax dollars. Tolls revenues pay for the entire system, reinvested into local projects in the Central Florida region. See your toll dollars at work.
  • 60% of CFX’s roadways are currently being widened, while rights of way are being reserved for potential new transit corridors.
  • On average, the daily toll revenue on CFX’s system is over $1 million. For the most recent revenue information, view CFX’s monthly performance dashboard.
  • CFX holds A and A2 bond ratings from the three major rating agencies and its outlook, according to the rating agencies, ranges from stable to positive.
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