September 10, 2020
E-ZPASS Soon Accepted on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway
Agreement With Central Florida Expressway to Process THEA E-ZPass Payments
Tampa, Fla. – Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) announces it will be accepting E-ZPass, an electronic toll pass honored in 18 states. In late 2020, E-ZPass customers will be able to effortlessly commute non-stop on the THEA expressway system in addition to the125-mile Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) system in the Orlando metro area.
CFX is facilitating this transition by agreeing to process E-ZPass payments for THEA. CFX has been a member of the E-ZPass family since September 2018, the first in Florida, and CFX also has its own E-ZPass compatible product called the Uni.
THEA is the latest Florida tolling agency to expand interoperability with E-ZPass, joining CFX. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise also announced it will be accepting E-ZPass on its roads in the near future. THEA believes interoperability will improve the customer experience.
“Interoperability has been decades in the making.” said Joe Waggoner, THEA Chief Executive Officer. “E-ZPass customers will not encounter toll by plate invoices on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. While it has been a highly technical and involved process, customers win with greater convenience and less confusion.”
“This is very exciting for all of our customers that choose to travel on toll roads,” said Laura Kelley, CFX Executive Director. “The partnerships to expand customer choices and provide seamless travel throughout our state is a win-win for everyone.”
E-ZPass also works within a network of toll road agencies operating along the U.S. east coast from Florida to Maine and west through Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is a public agency of the state, created by the Florida Legislature, to provide local, user-financed transportation services that reinvest customer-based revenues back into the Tampa Bay community. THEA owns and operates the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, Brandon Parkway, Meridian Avenue, and the Selmon Greenway; designed and operates the world’s first reversible all-electronic toll road; and provides over 100,000 daily travelers with safe, reliable and financially sustainable transportation solutions. For more information on how THEA is moving transportation forward, visit www.tampa-xway.com.