The Florida Department of Transportation plans to give one of four lanes (Which we all have paid for with our tax dollars) in each direction on the Howard Frankland Bridge to the rich folks who can
afford to use it.
At a recent candidate forum in Temple Terrace, transit champion Pat Kemp who was allotted only a couple minutes to speak said this:
" They're taking away a lane you now use, and they're turning it into a congestion, high-priced toll lane, a lane that we pay for with our general revenue, all the rest of us who can't afford to pay that will be stuck in even more
The guy she is running against was not at that forum but he told the Times he thought DOT's plan for the bridge was just one option and that community concerns would have pushed the agency to reconsider.
Tim Schock is a transportation consultant and previously worked as an executive for TransCore, the company that developed the toll collection device called SunPass used on Florida's toll roads.
He supports TBX.
This Novenber, VOTE wisely!
Whoever wins the commission seat on Nov. 8
could have an opportunity to sway the debate.