Another Lawmaker Chides FDOT for Frankland Bridge Express Lanes Proposal

Tampa Bay Times reports, “Another prominent elected official said Monday [September 23] the Florida Department of Transportation mislead him about its plans to rebuild the Howard Frankland Bridge with one fewer free lane for drivers. Sen. Jack Latvala, R- Clearwater, wrote a letter to DOT District Secretary Paul Steinman conveying his ‘great concern’ about the agency’s plan to add a toll on one lane in each direction, creating ‘express lanes’ that could cost as much as $6 to use. Drivers who don’t pay will have three lanes instead of the current four.”