Certainty in life: Death and Taxes…and now TOLLS

Orlando Tribune Toll Roads 1 2007 Gavin P SmithORANGE COUNTY – You’ve heard the old saying.  “There are only two things in life that are certain…death and taxes.”  Well, that old saying might just have to be revised.

The new certainty on the horizon is toll fees.  There has always been somewhat of a controversy at times with toll roads, but now that debate is getting more fuel with a new house bill allowing for the possible leasing of toll roads to private companies.  The legislation, approved recently by the Florida House and endorsed by the Senate, is a giant transportation package with toll roads taking a lot of the focus.
In just a matter of time, private companies could gain control of well-known Florida transportation entities, including the Beachline, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Alligator Alley.


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