Citizen of the country in Florida oppose to the construction of new truck stops while authorities think otherwise.
Previously, citizens did not collectively support the project of a huge truck stop on I-4 in West Volusia, Florida. The Department of Transportation decided to take up this issue again.
Although residents did not support this idea for several years in a row, the Florida Department of Transportation, together with the Transportation Planning Organization, had proposed to create 500 truck parking spaces along I-4 corridors in Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. These parking spaces would be created as large one or four separate spaces.
“They have identified a deficit of truck parking availability on I-4,” said River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization Executive Director Lois Bollenback. “On I-4, the only truck parking is the Longwood station”.
Bollenback also paid attention to the safety problem. After all, truck drivers spend a lot of time looking for a place to sleep and can fall asleep while driving.