BRADENTON, Fla. - Looking for ways to bring in new revenue, the Florida Department of Transportation is exploring monetization of a 78-mile-long toll road across south Florida known as Alligator Alley.

A variety of ways to monetize the toll road are under consideration, including leasing it to a private operator through a concession in a public-private partnership, or having FDOT securitize future toll revenues, said Bill Thorp, the department's interim assistant secretary for finance and administration.

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