FDOT: Backlog of SunPass transactions cleared, investigation launched

Posted at 1:16 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 13:40:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation says all SunPass toll transactions have been processed as part of their transition to a new SunPass Combined Service System.

SunPass customers will now see their accounts charged and processed for current toll usage in real time.

FDOT says late fees and penalties acquired by consumers will continue to be waived in order to allow SunPass customers time to manage the transactions that have now posted to their accounts.

Customers will still be responsible for paying toll charges as usual when using the SunPass system. 

SunPass customers who have experienced overdraft expenses will be reimbursed.

Later this week, FDOT will announce the process to file a claim for an overdraft expense reimbursement.

FDOT uses the company called Conduent to privately operate SunPass and other toll systems throughout the state. It was working on upgrading the SunPass website and app, and merge the toll agency with others. But, it had major problems executing the change.

FDOT has fined Conduent $800,000 in damages.

In addition, Governor Rick Scott has requested an investigation by the Office of the Chief Inspector General into Conduent’s failures and mismanagement of the SunPass system transition.

FDOT is processing all transactions accrued through Florida’s Toll-By-Plate system. It expects to have all outstanding Toll-By-Plate transactions processed soon. As with SunPass, the Department will not be imposing late fees or penalties on Toll-By-Plate accounts.

If customers have questions regarding their accounts, they may reach a SunPass representative at 1-888-TOLL-FLA or 1-888-865-5352.