DeSantis, Cabinet approve highway extension across wetlands tied to Everglades

“The judge found, not surprisingly, that building a 14-mile highway outside the (county’s urban development boundary) is inconsistent with the county’s own comp plan requirement that they develop in a way that shifts travel modes,” said Paul Schwiep, representing Tropical Audubon Society. “That is a fact finding that is unassailable, because the county’s own experts said, and this is this is a quote, that the plan amendment will not shift travel mode from single occupancy vehicles to mass transit. It does not reduce dependence on the use of personal automobiles.”