CFX Board to Consider Killing Large Toll Increase

Orlando Sentinel reports that the CFX board will today “consider killing a big toll increase for drivers on its 109 miles of roads in the region. A 15 percent toll increase slated for July 1 was set in motion years ago when the Central Florida Expressway Authority was struggling financially.” The report adds, “The move . . . also would put in place annual increases beginning in July next year of 1.5 percent or an amount that reflects inflation. ‘I do believe this sends a message to the Central Florida community that we are thinking customer first, toll payer first, and gaining that public trust back,’ said Jay Madara, a board member who helped craft the proposal. ‘It’s no secret the previous board was focused elsewhere as opposed to fiscal responsibility,’ said Madara,” a 2014 gubernatorial appointee who is CFO of NBC’s Golf Channel. [Link added.]