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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020 | ISSUE 61
E-PASS Account Update
Thank you for trusting E-PASS to meet your toll travel needs. We proudly saved drivers an average of 62 hours per year in drive time, and awarded more than $20M in toll discounts to loyal E-PASS customers in fiscal year 2019.

E-PASS looks forward to continuing to save you time and money in 2020. To best serve you, please take a moment to log in to your E-PASS account and verify that all account and payment information is accurate to avoid any billing or service disruptions. If you have any questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or call the Customer Service Center at 407-823-7277 or 1-800-353-7277.

If you have not already done so, download the E-PASS app to your mobile device and make account management even easier. Available for download in the App Store or on Google Play.
CFX 5-YEAR WORK PLAN TO GENERATE $4.6 BILLION
IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
At CFX's February Board meeting, Sissinio Concas, Ph.D., Program Director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, presented findings from a recent study of CFX’s 2020-2024 Five-Year Work Plan. The study assessed how the Work Plan is expected to contribute to the economy of the Central Florida region and benefit drivers on CFX expressways. 

The study found that CFX's 2020-2024 Five-Year Work Plan will:
  • Save area households and business an average of 62 travel hours and $367 million in fuel costs each year
  • Reduce costs related to travel and accidents by $308 million
  • Reduce harmful emissions costs by $20.8 million
  • Create an estimated 5,224 jobs annually in the Central Florida region, plus generate an additional 719 jobs elsewhere in Florida

View the board presentation here. Learn more about CFX’s Five-Year Work Plan here.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Q: I have an E-PASS, so why does a light flash when I go through a toll plaza in the E-PASS lanes?

A: The flash you might see is connected to the new tolling technology system that is being installed throughout the CFX system. This upgraded technology improves interoperability and enables CFX to better serve customers while decreasing maintenance costs. Installation on all CFX toll plazas is expected to be complete in 2021.
PROJECT UPDATES
SR 528 Improvements Underway
CFX is in the process of resurfacing three sections of State Road 528 between SR 417 and SR 520 to provide our customers with a smoother and safer commute.

Also, as part of this work, CFX is extending the outside lane on the northbound SR 417 ramp to westbound SR 528 in order to improve traffic flow at the SR 528/SR 417 interchange.

Work is expected to be complete in early 2021. Read more here.

SR 429 Interchange Improvements
In January, work began on the SR 429/New Independence Parkway Interchange improvements project. CFX will widen the southbound SR 429 ramp to New Independence Parkway and install new signals at the interchange.

The project is expected to take approximately six months, with completion anticipated this summer. Read more here.
As part of the I-4 Ultimate project, FDOT expects the following closures:

  • Intermittent nightly road closure on eastbound/westbound Amelia St. under I-4, now-Feb. 26, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on southbound Hughey Ave. from Livingston St. to Robinson St. - 2 lanes closed: Feb. 17-March 2, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

For detour maps and more information on these and other construction alerts, visit i4ultimate.com.
CFX'S DRIVE SMART FLORIDA CAMPAIGN WINS UNITED SAFETY COUNCIL AWARD
The United Safety Council is awarding the Media Award for Safety to CFX's Drive Smart Florida campaign for its five-part video series focused on safe-driving techniques. The series explores the leading causes for crashes on roadways and shares tools to help drivers avoid dangerous driving behaviors and stay safe. The series, produced in collaboration with WFTV's Racquel Asa, will be honored at the United Safety Council's 67th Annual Awards Banquet in March.

To learn more and view the entire series, visit DriveSmartFlorida.org .
CFX IN THE COMMUNITY
Thank you to everyone who visited the E-PASS booth at the 45th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival. CFX representatives shared construction project news and the benefits of E-PASS, including E-PASS Xtra, the toll pass that works in 18 states. 

CFX also recently participated in the Junior Achievement Inspire Career Expo. Eighth-graders learned about the variety of job opportunities in the tolling industry, including engineering, information technology, accounting and marketing. 

Upcoming Events

Look for the E-PASS tent at several events in March. CFX staff will be on site to answer your questions about construction projects, E-PASS, E-PASS Xtra and College E-PASS. Have a question now? Email info@cfxway.com.
 
USTA College Match Day – Florida State University vs. Ohio State University: Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. at USTA National Campus

UCF vs East Carolina Men's Basketball: Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m. at Addition Financial Arena

Rising Thunder Battle of the Bands: Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Hastings Ranch in St. Cloud, Florida

Salsa y Sazon: Sunday, March 22, 2-10 p.m. at Seneff Arts Plaza (Dr. Phillips Center)
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