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Coalition celebrates FDOT’s pausing of a possible Florida Turnpike extension

The No Roads to Ruin Coalition was successful in stopping the expansion of toll highways through rural Florida. For now.
m-cores toll roads protest. no roads to ruin coalition

Florida legislators file bill to stop rural toll highways

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources In 2019 the Florida Legislature provided funding to study three toll highways through rural west Florida. But critics say the highway projects (also called M-CORES) are unnecessary,...

M-CORES, sales tax and nude beaches. Pinellas residents give ideas to fix $2 billion budget woe.

Members of Pinellas County’s legislative delegation met with their constituents Tuesday to discuss priorities for the coming 2021 session. Residents had plenty of ideas for how to fix Florida’s pandemic-induced budget woes. That included what...

Public pushback on M-CORES highlights risk to panthers

Public pushback against proposed toll highways through rural Florida continues to focus on conservation and protecting Florida’s struggling panther population. Every commenter during Monday’s M-CORES task force meeting opposed the construction. Listen: The issue for...
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Florida wants feedback on M-CORES proposed toll highways

The state is considering building three major toll highways through rural parts of West Florida. The projects are part of what are called M-CORES and the draft final reports were recently released. The state DOT...
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Florida’s proposed toll roads get another round of online meetings

The Florida Department of Transportation is holding another round of online meetings this week to discuss three proposed toll highways through rural parts of the state. The meetings started with the Northern Turnpike Connector Task...
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Online meetings this week on proposed Florida toll highways

This week the Florida Department of Transportation is hosting online meetings to discuss three proposed toll highways through rural parts of the state. But several environmental groups oppose what’s called M-CORES. They want the whole...
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Critics of “sham” toll roads through rural Florida form a coalition to fight them

Critics of three proposed toll roads through rural Florida are combining their efforts to fight back against the highways. Cris Costello, organizing manager for the Sierra Club, says the task forces put together to give...
m-cores toll roads protest. no roads to ruin coalition

Florida toll roads task forces meet in Tampa; environmentalists say don’t build them

The three task forces that will decide the parameters of new toll roads through rural west Florida met for the first time Tuesday at the Tampa Convention Center. But many environmental groups oppose the toll...

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