50% toll hike coming for Dolphin, airport expressways

Your Miami-Dade Expressway Authority has big plans for the future. They include a 50 percent toll rate increase on two major thoroughfares — State Road 836, the Dolphin Expressway, and State Road 112, the Airport Expressway.

MDX also plans to implement Consumer Price Indexing for future rate increases on all toll roads, including State Roads 874,878, 836, 112 and 924. That means if there is a rise in the annual Consumer Price Index, the MDX will automatically bump up the toll it collects electronically with these mysterious overhead gantries. You’ll never know it until you get the bill for not paying or your driver’s license is suspended because you didn’t pay that bill. And then when you get stopped for a traffic violation, you’ll get thrown in jail because you didn’t pay your toll bill. You think I’m exaggerating? Believe it! It’s happening every day in Miami-Dade County right now.

Want more? MDX plans to install literally dozens of these overhead toll gantries and collection systems on the full lengths of SR836 and SR112, exactly like they did on SR874 and SR878 back in 2010, South Miami-Dade expressways that never had any sort of toll until the MDX came along. So, there will be no more free rides for anyone that uses an MDX road.

Do you or anyone you know use the SR836 or SR112 expressways? Then please tell them about what the MDX plans to do and ask them to attend the upcoming public meetings listed below and help us stop this incredible abuse of power.

It is already very expensive to drive on the expressways in Miami-Dade County, expressways that our tax dollars built.

Soon it will be even more expensive and we will not even be given the right to object to this incredible injustice.

We the people have to organize now and fight the MDX before it is too late. We must create a united voice against this “tollation”. The MDX board of directors has the power to raise tolls without any input or representation from the public that uses the roads. This is not only unfair, it is an injustice. It is taxation without representation!

How do you feel about the MDX plan to raise toll rates by 50 percent on the SR836 and SR112 expressways? Make your voice heard! Please spread the word. We cannot let them get away with this without hearing from the toll payers, you and me!

Important changes to our expressways are coming and we need your input to help stop them from going forward. The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) will host a series of Public Reviews to provide the public with an opportunity to get information and comment on the implementation of Open Road Tolling, future toll rate increases and the gantry locations for SR 836 Dolphin Expressway and SR 112 Airport Expressway. The public reviews are informal and we encourage your attendance at any time during the workshops on the scheduled dates, times and locations indicated. Parking is free at all locations:

Jan. 22, Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., FIU Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8 St., Stadium Club.

Jan. 23, Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.; Hialeah Wilde Community Center; 5405 W. 18 Ave.

Jan. 30, Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.; Cutler Bay Town Hall; 10720 Caribbean Blvd., Ste. 115. Feb. 6, Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Salvation Army, 1907 NW 38 St.

Go to www.mdxway.com or www.mdxort.com to get information and to submit questions or comments. MDX representatives will be available at each public review session to provide information and respond to questions. The information to be provided includes general information on Open Road Tolling, toll rates, gantry locations, projects to be funded, SunPass and TOLL-BY-PLATE billing for vehicles not equipped with SunPass.

Our grassroots group has created an on-line petition against these proposed toll rate increases. Please go to our website www.RollBackTolls.com and sign the petition today. Tell your friends, family and neighbors about it and ask them to sign the petition.

For more information, email tgarcia@mdxway.com, call 786-277-9292, or write to MDX, 3790 NW 21 St. Miami, FL 33142, or email info@rollbacktolls.com.

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2 Comments on "50% toll hike coming for Dolphin, airport expressways"

  1. WHAT AN ABUSE OF POWER! I can't believe people in this city are going to let this happen. We need to get a petition started to get rid of the MDX. We don't need it. We are just paying for higher salaries for the employees of MDX! Stand up and be heard! IF we allow them to get this through, there will be more. To have to pay $12.00 roundtrip to downtown is crazy. We already pay taxes for the roads so why are we paying double!

  2. They need to stop the abuse no more express lanes !!!! To many express lanes and the traffic is a nightmare anyway. We pay enough taxes already to live here in this hell city . We have no voice we all need to get together and do something no more politics and the end they do nothing for us everyone should go and put covers in there tags . I pay over 140.00 monthly for express ways that’s without using the express lanes lol . This is ridiculous

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