Bills (SB1090 & HB829) from Florida State Lawmakers would get rid of tolled lanes on the Palmetto Expressway

On Monday, Diaz filed his measure (SB 1090), which would make those express lanes available to all drivers for free.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, effective July 1, 2020, the [Department of Transportation] may not operate any express lanes or impose any tolls on State Road 826,” the bill reads.

“As of July 1, 2020, the department shall remove all express lanes on State Road 826 and convert those lanes to general purpose lanes and remove the imposition of all tolls.”

Avila’s measure in the House (HB 829) shares similar language.