Florida Expressway Authority rolls out transponder that will work on toll roads nationally

The Central Florida Expressway Authority introduced a new transponder Friday that would allow its customers to travel in any of 18 states and pay road and bridge tolls electronically.

The new E-PASS Xtra transponder is an advancement on the authority’s current sticker-chip transponders because it will work throughout much of the eastern United States, not just in Florida and Georgia as current E-PASS transponders do. And, because it is portable, and can be moved from car to car, and even to motorcycles, rather than stick permanently to a windshield as the current unit does.