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Annual Pensacola Beach Pass Drops to $20

Beginning May 1, a 2017 Pensacola Beach General Public Annual Pass can be purchased for the reduced price of $20. The pass allows drivers to pass through Bob Sikes Bridge toll booth, which would otherwise cost a dollar per trip.

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners approved the reduction in March, dropping the fee from $50 to $20. The board’s action does not impact the ability to choose to pay the cash toll of $1 for single trips or the other pass rates — the homestead pass will remain at $5 and the commercial pass at $70.

The reduced price for the annual pass was not available prior to May 1. The county is not offering refunds for passes purchases before the rate took effect.

To purchase and set up an annual pass, which is now integrated with the SunPass system:

First, purchase a SunPass transponder online at www.SunPass.com or in person at retail outlets including Publix, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens.  For a full list, visit https://www.sunpass.com/sunPassRetailers. Transponders can also be purchased at the Bob Sikes Toll Plaza Customer Service Office located inside the Santa Rosa Island Authority, located at 1 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach.

Secondly, enroll in the Pensacola Beach Annual Pass program online or in person at the Bob Sikes Bridge Toll Plaza Customer Service Office located in the Santa Rosa Island Authority office, 1 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach.

For information pertaining to the new SunPass System and the integration with the Pensacola Beach Annual Pass Program, please visit www.myescambia.com/PensacolaBeachPass or contact the Bob Sikes Bridge Toll Plaza Customer Service Office at 850.916.5421 or bobsikestollplaza@myescambia.com.

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