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April 5, 2009

Do records tie Orlando-Orange expressway authority director to political fundraising at agency?

Newly obtained Orange County grand-jury records detail a sophisticated political-fundraising operation run out of Central Florida's toll-road authority and appear to place the agency's director in the middle of it — an allegation he flatly denies.

November 14, 2008

Toll offenders might get a break

Drivers who inadvertently miss paying a toll or two could face a more lenient punishment under a plan being discussed by regional and state road officials.

October 23, 2008

Drivers' satisfaction with E-Pass slipping, poll finds

Central Florida's road-building agency spent about $125,000 for a survey released Wednesday that found 91 percent of motorists are satisfied with the automated toll system.

October 11, 2008

Thousands of drivers are back on hook for unpaid tolls

A state appeals court has reinstated the cases of as many as 7,000 motorists who didn't pay their tolls in Seminole County, meaning they could be liable to pay thousands of dollars in fines and have their drivers licenses suspended.

September 25, 2008

Even tolls facing a toll: High gas, fewer jobs cause revenue to slide 6 months

High gasoline prices and rising unemployment have combined to do what seemed almost impossible for more than a decade: drive down ridership and revenues on Metro Orlando's toll roads.

May 24, 2008

Toll agencies look to be more customer friendly in wake of errors

Now that they've promised to lighten up on motorists who occasionally miss paying their fares, the region's two main toll-road agencies are trying to figure out more steps to become customer-friendly.

May 3, 2008

State: Rehear toll-tickets case

The Florida Department of Transportation said a judge far exceeded his authority when he threw out thousands of traffic tickets and asked him Friday to take back his ruling.

November 1, 2006

Kantor resigns amid Guetzloe controversy

Winter Park's mayor got what he wanted Tuesday when prominent development attorney Hal Kantor, whose ties to political consultant Doug Guetzloe have been questioned, resigned from a city advisory board.

October 22, 2006

Expressway chief wants Guetzloe controversy `out in the open'

Allan Keen, head of Central Florida's embattled toll-road agency, rose to prominence as a Winter Park developer -- a deal-maker with a quiet manner and an eye for the kind of details that can make or break a project.

October 25, 2006

Who's watching toll-agency cash?

On any given day, the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority pulls in $550,000 in tolls from harried motorists navigating Central Florida's traffic-clogged road network.

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