Tampa Bay Times

Florida is such a unique and beautiful state, so it’s no wonder so many new residents are choosing to move here and call the Sunshine State home. But as Florida continues to grow, we must be smart and take steps now to prepare for the future needs of our state. Road congestion is already a concern, especially in our area, and if we do nothing, the issue will only continue to get worse.

That’s why I believe the M-CORES toll roads are so important. By being proactive and starting projects like this now, our state can grow in a more thoughtful manner. Because we are taking the time to look at programs like this now, the state is able to more carefully consider the potential environmental impacts of possible routes and look at ways to protect and even enhance affected areas.

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