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Rickenbacker Causeway To Stop Accepting Cash This Summer

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(Source: CBS4)

(Source: CBS4)

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KEY BISCAYNE (CBSMiami) – Live on Key Biscayne or plan on visiting the beach or perhaps the Seaquarium? Starting this summer, the toll will be cashless as SunPass is coming to the Rickenbacker Causeway.

The process of converting the causeway toll plaza from the current C-Pass system to SunPass and Toll-by-Plate is expected to be completed by summer, according to CBS4’s news partner the Miami Herald.

The Rickenbacker, which connects Miami to Key Biscayne, has charged tolls for decades. In 1997 the Causeway—a popular roadway for not only motorists but runners, walkers and cyclist alike—adopted electronic tolling with the C-Pass systems, according to the paper.

Cash, current cash-amount is $1.75, will no longer be accepted on the Rickenbacker once the conversion takes place.

Key Biscayne residents, the paper reports, who currently pay for the C-Pass will be required to carry SunPass with an annual cost of $24—the same as before.

The C-Pass program for non-residents however will be discontinued. Instead, the paper says, that the $60 rate will be available only for those employed or attending school on the causeway or Key Biscayne.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report.)

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