It’s been almost three months since the toll booths on Venetian Way went cashless, and Venetian Island residents switched from using a C-Pass transponder to SunPass.
We thought at some point the Causeway Division at Miami-Dade Public Works would ask us to return our now useless C-Pass transponder, but we never got that memo. Tired of it rattling around in the car, we finally dropped if off earlier this week. We got a nice little surprise:
The clerk had us fill out a form and told us we would get a $20 refund.
Now, again, we might have missed the memo. If you go to the Miami-Dade website section for the Venetian Causeway, there is a sentence that says:
If you no longer need the annual plan or are not eligible to renew the plan, please return your device to the Venetian Toll Plaza Office to obtain a refund.
But nowhere does it say anything like, “now that you are using SunPass, return your transponder for a $20 refund.”
But do it anyway. Twenty bucks is twenty bucks.
Of course, the refund process works at the speed of county government. We were told we’d get our check by March.