Thomas Peterffy

Want a voice in planning for massive FL toll road network? Here’s how

BY: - August 1, 2019

Florida legislators passed the largest statewide highway expansion plan since the 1950s last spring – a network of new toll roads stretching from South Florida to the Georgia border. Now the state Department of Transportation is asking for the public’s input on the controversial plan, which was called “the worst environmental bill in twenty years” […]

Another former FL governor advises DeSantis to veto multi-billion-dollar toll road scheme

BY: - May 15, 2019

Another former Florida governor is advising Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto the Legislature’s proposed multi-billion statewide toll road plan, amid protests around the state against what one longtime Florida environmentalist called “the worst environmental bill in twenty years.” Former Gov. – now U.S. Rep. – Charlie Crist, joins former Gov. (and former U.S. Sen.)  Bob […]

Sierra Club: If DeSantis says he is a ‘Teddy Roosevelt” Republican, he should veto massive toll road scheme

BY: - May 6, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls himself a “Teddy Roosevelt Republican” – referring to his professed support for environmental protection. Now, the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club is using the governor’s words in an advertisement urging DeSantis to veto a multi-billion-dollar plan the Legislature passed for a network of new toll roads throughout Florida. “Governor DeSantis: […]

Ignoring pleas for more scrutiny and local control, Republicans advance multi-billion dollar toll road plan

BY: - April 30, 2019

The Republican-led Florida Legislature barreled ahead Tuesday on its plan to create the largest state highway construction project since the 1950s – a toll road network that would cost billions. Republicans rejected attempts by Democrats to give locals veto power over where the road corridors would go and resisted attempts to give the broad plan […]

Groups blast Legislature’s proposed new toll road plan as “worst ever” bill

BY: - April 22, 2019

Fifty-six community and environmental groups sent a letter to state senators Monday opposing the Florida Legislature’s proposed bill to create a new statewide network of toll roads. Sierra Club’s Florida Chapter Director Frank Jackalone called the toll road bill “the worst environmental bill that I have seen in 20 years.” The toll road bill is a […]

Legislature’s planned road project could benefit Florida’s richest man

BY: - March 21, 2019

A push in the state Legislature for a new toll road system through North-Central Florida could benefit the richest man in Florida. Thomas Peterffy, reportedly a member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and a resident of Billionaire’s Row in Palm Beach, bought about 561,000 acres in 2015 – a tract the size of Rhode Island – […]