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State Officials Listen To Miami Lawmakers About Banning Tolls On Palmetto Expressway

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Daniel A. Varela
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Miami Herald
Since September, drivers on the Palmetto Expressway in Miami have paid tolls to drive in the express lanes. Two legislators sponsored a bill to get rid of the tolls and convert the express lanes to regular lanes.

Florida State Sen. Manny Díaz has been driving on the Palmetto Expressway since he got his license more than 30 years ago.

Traffic has never been worse, he said. Residents agree.

Now, the Florida Department of Transportation is suspending tolls on State Road 826 and rolling back the express lane program that critics say has created more traffic issues than it solved.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.