ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ If you’re traveling to the Orlando area this summer, you may want to pack a little more cash.
Transportation officials say cash tolls on the BeachLine Expressway are set to increase by 33 percent beginning June 30.
That means tolls will rise from $1.50 to $2. Transponder tolls will increase by 9 to 16 percent, depending on the area.
The road runs between Orlando and Cocoa Beach.
The BeachLine is jointly owned by the state of Florida and Metro Orlando’s road-building agency.
The state hikes are effective June 30. The local increase begins July 1.
Officials say BeachLine tolls have been the same since 1998.
The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/IiS7L2 ) reports the increase is due to a law recently approved by the Florida Legislature that calls for tolls to periodically rise.