A Senate Republican from Miami on Thursday proposed limiting the creation of high-occupancy toll lanes or express lanes on Florida roadways --- and restricting how toll money could be used.
Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, filed a bill (SB 250) that would prevent the creation of high-occupancy toll lanes or express lanes as of July 1.
— Frank Artiles (@Artiles40) January 6, 2017
Also, the bill would restrict the use of tolls collected from such already-existing lanes. Those tolls could only be used to pay off bond debts from high-occupancy and express lane projects.
After the debts are paid off, tolls would be eliminated and the lanes could not be used as high-occupancy or express lanes, according to the proposal.
The bill is filed for the legislative session that starts March 7.