The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is about to begin a relief program that will save Sunshine State commuters–including Disney World Guests and Cast Members–some money.
Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis announced over Twitter,
“Starting January 1st, Florida commuters will receive a 50% discount on their toll bill. This will represent half a billion in savings for Floridians.”
Starting January 1st, Florida commuters will receive a 50% discount on their toll bill.
This will represent half a billion in savings for Floridians. pic.twitter.com/RflyG5K4zF
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) December 30, 2022
According to FDOT, Several SunPass toll roads will be included in this relief plan as well, which will see the toll charges cut in half for an expected 1.2 million commuters. For the Disney World-oriented drivers, these savings will be attributed to the entire Florida Turnpike and Orlando Inset roads under the Central Florida Expressway Authority, such as the Apopka Expressway, the Western Beltway, the Osceola Parkway, and the Southern Connector Extension. The relief plan will remain in effect for the entirety of 2023.
“I promised Floridians that I would find additional ways to provide toll relief for Florida families,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “With this legislation, we are keeping that promise to help hardworking families keep more money in their pockets. I applaud the Florida Legislature for prioritizing this during the special session.”
“FDOT is thrilled to offer the Toll Relief Program to help Floridians with the challenges of rising costs of life,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “Customers are at the center of all we do at FDOT, and this program will truly make an immediate impact on the everyday lives of our customers.”
Whether Guests are making their way to the Most Magical Place On Earth from Orlando International Airport or elsewhere across the state, or Cast Members are making their way to work from their Orlando-area homes, this relief will make the congested drives through Central Florida that much easier.
Recent news from Disney World has been mostly involved with price hikes. More expensive Theme Park tickets, Annual Passes, and more expensive Disney Genie+, to name a few. But hopefully, this will add some cost-saving measures for all Disney-bound families.
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