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For immediate release - October 6, 2011

Florida Department of Transportation Toll Rate Rulemaking Public Hearing for Indexing

**The Information below was provided by the Florida Department of Transportation**

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proposing to implement the indexing of toll rates for all FDOT and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise toll facilities.  Section 338.165 Florida Statutes mandates that FDOT shall index toll rates on existing toll facilities to the annual Consumer Price Index or similar inflation indicators no more frequently than once a year, but no less frequently than once every five years.  According to statutes, the indexing of toll rates must occur on or before June 30, 2012.  Additional revenues collected as a result of the toll rate indexing will allow for advancement of widening improvements, interchanges, expansion projects and other system and safety improvements.

To find out more about toll rate indexing please join us for a Toll Rate Rulemaking Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.  The hearing is being held as a statewide electronic webinar - a live presentation over the internet which allows interested persons to attend the meeting from their personal computer.  For more information on the webinar please visit:  http://www.floridasturnpike.com/tools_tollratenotices.cfm

For those persons without a computer/internet access or who would like to attend in person, several site access locations are provided at FDOT offices across the state.  Turnpike personnel will be staffing these locations.  Please refer to the locations below to find the location nearest you.

  • Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Headquarters Auditorium
    Turnpike Mile Post 263, Building 5315, Turkey Lake Service Plaza, Ocoee, FL 34761
  • Florida Department of Transportation, District 1, Mike Rippe Auditorium
    801 N. Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831
  • Florida Department of Transportation, District 1 SWIFT Building
    10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913
  • Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 West Palm Beach Operations Bldg.
    7900 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33413
  • Florida Department of Transportation, District 6 Sunguide Operations Bldg.
    1000 NW 111th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
  • Florida Department of Transportation, District 7 Executive Conference Room
    11201 North Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

The purpose of the public hearing is to present information on proposed toll rate rule changes and provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed changes.  FDOT held a toll rate rule development public workshop on September 13, 2011 as required by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.  If you have any questions, contact Chad Huff, Public Information Officer, at 1(800) 749-PIKE or chad.huff@dot.state.fl.us.

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Media contact:
Communications Department
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov