After getting plenty of negative feedback on its proposal to allow 95,000-pound-trucks on state roads, the Florida Department of Transportation has dropped the idea.

The agency canceled its public hearing on a proposed rule earlier this week after FDOT Secretary Tom Barry decided 400-500 letters from the public on the matter qualified as a public workshop.
"Why have people come all the way to Tallahassee, when we've already seen what 400 to 500 people feel about this," said Dick Cain, FDOT spokesperson.
FDOT received resolutions from cities and counties asking them not go forward with the rule change, in addition to individual comments on the issue.
AAA also opposed having heavier trucks on the road and encouraged their members to oppose the rule change.
Barry decided to stop any further developments because of overwhelming opposition to the rule change.