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MIAMI -- Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) is teaming with epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide Inc., to add more than 2,000 SunPass cash-reloading locations across Florida. In addition, SunPass customers can check their account balance at the epay locations. The new locations include convenience stores, gas stations and check-cashing stores.
"Through our partnership with epay we have nearly tripled the number of SunPass cash replenishment locations from 1,161 to more than 3,000 locations statewide, including more than 450 locations in Miami-Dade," said FTE deputy executive director Jennifer Olson. "It is important that we provide as many places as we can for our customers to reload their SunPass accounts, especially as we get close to February, when we will implement all-electronic no cash tolling on the Turnpike Extension in Miami-Dade County."
To reload their electronic prepaid toll account, SunPass customers give their transponder number to any clerk at a participating retailer and the amount of money they want to add to the account. There is a $1.50 fee for each transaction; there is no fee for just checking the balance.
In June 2010, FTE became the first toll agency in the country to provide its customers a program to reload their transponders with cash at retail locations. It is working with its current vendors, including epay, to provide additional cash-based services to SunPass customers.