Monday, July 30, 2012

New tolls: But sales tax isn't going anywhere

Jacksonville Local News – and The Florida Times-Union

Tolls are coming back to the Jacksonville for the first time in over a generation.

But because of financial commitments, a half-cent sales tax Jacksonville voters approved in 1988 to get rid of tolls won't be going anywhere for at least another quarter century.

Last month, the Florida Department of Transportation announced it would widen three sections of Interstate 295 and turn those new lanes into tolled express lanes. It will be the first toll road in Northeast Florida since the sales tax passed.

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