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Last Day to Comment on FDOT M-CORES Toll Roads
Last week, the Florida Department of Transportation released their draft M-CORES toll road Task Force reports, allowing only 15 days of public comment. Deadline for public comment is Oct. 14.
Various views about the mega-billion toll road project:
The draft final reports fail to demonstrate a need for the toll roads and the reports validate what we already know: we need more data and meaningful public input. Thousands of Floridians have spoken out against the roads to ruin. Conservation Voters have sent over 11,000 emails to FDOT since the beginning of this boondoggle in August 2019. But our fight isn’t over. Can you take a moment to say NO BUILD?
“Florida TaxWatch urges further analysis of the costs, benefits, and practicality of the Suncoast Connector.” “It is questionable that ridership on the Suncoast Connector would be sufficient to pay off the bonds in the statutorily required time frame.”
“Support for the roads has come from groups such as the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Florida, the Florida Ports Council and the Florida Trucking Association. Proponents say the roads would prepare the state for future growth and aid in disaster evacuations.”
“No Reason for Fla. to Build Toll Roads,” October 12 edition