In the Moulton Advertiser it was reported that the toll road to travel between Montgomery and Panama City may revert to public ownership once the toll fees pay off the cost to construct. The road would be constructed and operated by a non-profit organization.
As reported, Luthor Strange, a Birmingham lawyer is pushing the project in hopes of seeing it come to fruition. He represents Focus 2000 of the Wiregrass, an organization that is made up of potential investors and local officials and businessmen in SE Alabama.
Strange beleives that there is a way to construct the highway by using public and private resources, although there is no federal or state funding available for this project.
The author claims that two Alabama examples of private toll roads gone bad include the toll bridge at Orange Beach that made millions for the owner when they sold to the City of Orange Beach, and the toll bridge near Montgomery which has recently been boycotted by residents because of a toll increase.
I don’t understand what is wrong with someone building something, turning a profit and making money when they sell it.Print Story