Polk County Commissioner Rick Wilson claims that a toll road/expressway will bring prosperity to Fort Meade and other "dead" towns ["Toll road planning moving too slowly," March 8].


A toll road will bring cheap lodging, cheap eateries and cheap gas stations. It will not bring better schools, better health care or better quality of life.


Which way, Florida? Richer bureaucrats or a better Florida?


Catherine M. Casteel, Eagle Lake