Still no answers from task forces looking into proposed Florida toll roads
By Jeffrey Schweers

Tallahassee DemocratMore than a year after convening, the three toll road task forces charged by the Florida Legislature to evaluate and make recommendations on the state’s most ambitious public works project in decades still have no answers to fundamental questions.

Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier speaks at the Collins Building in Innovation Park where it was announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce is awarding a $10.2 million grant to the Leon County Research and Development Authority which will help fund a new 40,000 square-foot, high-tech business incubator Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

“For a lot of us sitting on the task force we feel like we should have looked at the transportation needs in general, and all of these other aspirational targets, broadband, workforce, things like that … and then looked for solutions,” Dozier said. “I don’t question the long-term planning but I question the suggestion that a toll road is needed before we go through this exercise.”

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