U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has been pushing for this funding for more than a year.
The I-4 Ultimate project was scheduled to be finished in 2021 with two toll lanes running in each direction down the center of the interstate from Kirkman Road south of Orlando to the Longwood rest area in Seminole County. That project is now reportedly at least nine months behind schedule.
The former sheriff announced he will send a one percent sales tax increase--an additional penny of every dollar spent--referendum to Orange County voters. The additional revenue will be used for transportation needs.
AAA released a report on Tuesday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.60 on Sunday, the lowest in two months and considerably under the national average of $2.83 a gallon.
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Voters in Volusia County were asked whether or not to approve a half-percent sales tax increase for roads, transit and water quality projects that would have raised $45 million annually for the next 20 years.
"If gas prices continue following their current downward trend, drivers could find holiday gas prices that are 30 cents less than last year," said Jenkins.
“Floridians are eagerly anticipating the start of summer, and gas prices should not be a deterrent,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group.
In Osceola County, voters can approve or shoot down a one percent sales tax increase while Volusia County ponders a proposal which raises the sales tax one-half of one percent.
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, weighed in on why prices in Florida saw this decline and predicted they will see a slight drop in the coming days.