Columnist Criticizes Limits Imposed on Work of M-CORES Task Forces

The Ledger’s columnist Tom Palmer comments, “The more I read about the early work of the [M-CORES] task forces established by the Florida Legislature to study three new toll roads, the more I wonder what exactly their roles are. I expect some of the task force members are asking themselves the same thing.” He notes, “This is the first study process for a new road I have ever witnessed that doesn’t include the ‘no build’ alternative. Instead, this one involves some consensus report that will make it the least bad of any of the other alternatives. No minority report is expected.” Palmer urges Floridians to rally behind environmental groups opposed to the project review process.