Month: April 2014

Miami-Dade Expressway to start billing for tardy tolls

The Miami Herald

Some drivers who use Miami-Dade Expressway Authority toll roads without SunPass may be in for a surprise in April when they begin receiving their first bills in six months.That’s because in October the Expressway Authority (MDX) stopped sending monthly bills to drivers who pay tolls using the system known as Toll-by-Plate. In that system, a camera photographs the license plate of a vehicle when it crosses an electronic collection point. A bill of all Toll-by-Plate charges is then sent every 30 days to the registered owner of the vehicle.

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South Florida’s newest road hazard: toll scammers

The Miami Herald

  If you received a letter from something called Toll Enforcement, LLC, demanding payment for overdue highway tolls, ignore it. It’s a scam.

If you received a letter from something called Toll Enforcement, LLC, demanding payment for overdue highway tolls, ignore it. It’s a scam.

The official-looking warning letters began arriving in the mail last week to dozens, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of people.The Final Warning Notices instruct recipients to send a cashier’s check or money order for $57 to an address near Doral as payment for outstanding tolls of $7 —plus a $50 fee. Do it, the letter warns, or face immobilization of your vehicle, suspension of your driver’s license or additional fees of $500.

It’s a scam.

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Toll battle leads to Miami-Dade Expressway shakeup bills

The Miami Herald

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C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD FILE
This 2013 file photo shows the State Road 836 eastbound toll plaza.

A local agency that defied opponents by setting new tolls for Miami-Dade County’s busy Dolphin Expressway is caught in the crosshairs of the Florida Legislature.Two South Florida lawmakers want to reshape the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, better known as MDX, and require the county commission to sign off on toll hikes. The Senate version (SB 772) won the approval of the Senate Transportation Committee in a tense 6-4 vote Thursday.

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