Orlando Sentinel - Orlando, FL
AUG 11, 2015

Tolled expressways provide enormous benefits to Central Florida (and all of Florida), but they also make easy targets for criticism. Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell recently complained about toll roads. Unfortunately, he buried the lead.

At the end of his column (“Florida addicted to tolls — at expense of strapped drivers,” July 26), he points out that the alternative to toll roads — which are only paid for by those who use them — is an increase in gas taxes and sales tax.

Policy makers and voters decide how to fund public roads, but user-funded toll roads provide a beneficial alternative.

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