A bill in Florida
that would create a transportation authority to acquire property
and take out bonds to fund new toll roads in the southwest part
of the state is being withdrawn, The News-Press reported
HB257 was introduced
by state Rep. Mike Davis, R-Naples, in February. Under the bill,
the authority would operate in Collier and Lee counties, which lie
along the state’s gulf coast north of the Everglades.
Davis told the
newspaper he would withdraw the bill after commissioners in Lee
County requested he do so. Sen. Burt Saunders, R-Naples, said he
would do the same for the measure in the Senate.
who requested the bill be killed said they wanted more local input
into the authority before moving forward.