Toll Roads Opposition Minimized, Group Says

By Steve Newborn and Jim Turner | News Service of Florida via WUSF Tampa

Excerpt: Jon Bleyer, of the group Progress Florida, said “FDOT is set to release final task force reports by November 15, 2020 and we expect the fact that 93 percent of all public comments were in opposition to M-CORES to be included in those reports. Task force members have a duty to take the public’s overwhelming opposition into consideration as they finalize their report and recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor.”

“They might tell us they got X number of comments concerned about water quality or X number of comments concerned about wildlife,” said Bleyer. “But what they didn’t share was the sentiment of those comments. They never shared how many anti-M-CORE or pro-M-CORE comments were received.”

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