Miami-Dade Expressway Authority Starts Sending Out Delayed Toll Bills

Nearly 150,000 drivers will receive delayed toll plaza bills.

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    NBC 6 South Florida
    If drivers zipping through the plazas without SunPass thought the absence of bills meant they were getting a free ride, they are about to get a rude awakening.

    Nearly 150,000 drivers that have been breezing through toll plazas without a SunPass will have to start paying their bills.

    The first of three months of bills, covering October through December 2013, were supposed to be mailed Tuesday, said Miami-Dade Expressway Authority spokesman Mario Diaz.

    MDX says drivers collectively owe $3 million, an average of $20 per person, just from October through December of last year. MDX has not publicly released how much the largest bills total. Another three months of bills will be sent at some point in the future.

    The bills have been delayed because MDX has had trouble transitioning from its original toll-by-plate system, which is currently the subject of a lawsuit.

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    The Miami-Dade Expressway authority had hoped by Tuesday to send out bills to thousands of registered owners of vehicles that have been breezing through its toll plazas since October without paying because they do not have SunPass. But, after an MDX spokesman at first refused to reveal whether the bills had been sent, the agency’s executive director confirmed to the Team 6 Investigators that the bills did not go out Tuesday, as had been hoped.

    Earlier this month, Team 6 Investigators revealed MDX had been unable to send the bills.

    MDX says drivers who convert to SunPass will receive a discount on their bills, Diaz said.

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