Officials Halt Plan to Convert Bob Sikes Bridge to AET

Pensacola News-Journal reports, “Escambia County commissioners have pumped the brakes on a plan to stop accepting cash at the Bob Sikes Bridge toll plaza on Pensacola Beach. The commissioners voted unanimously Thursday [November 17] to rescind a prior decision to move to an automated, toll-by-plate system.” Responding to concerns that they had not obtained enough public input on the conversion plan, commissioners decided “they will leave the current toll system in place – three cash lanes and one SunPass lane – until the board and the public could come to a consensus on the best way to move forward.”