FL: GOV SCOTT PLANS TO INVEST 9.9B IN TRANSPORTATION
Insufficient funding has always been a constant struggle for the public transportation infrastructure. This year there has been a great deal of attention on public transit with many projects, bills and the 2015 reform act on the table. Progressively, the Senate and the House have been working on submitting the final version to the president to decide the future of public transportation.
On Monday, Governor Rick Scott announced that a total of $9.9 billion will be granted to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the "Florida First" budget. The "Florida First" budget focuses on all the key factors that drive the economy and the overall well being of residents. The budget includes a strong state effort to make strategic transportation investments and maintain Florida's world-class transportation system. Governor Scott stated "We are making critical infrastructure investments in our highways, bridges, seaports, airports, transit and trails. Having a strong infrastructure system is vital to our continued economic growth and making Florida first for job growth". The transportation budget declared to make an investment of $574 million for public transit development grants, $963.4 million for maintenance and operation and $159 million for safety initiatives. To view full details of the Florida First budget visit the Florida First Budget.
CoachCrafters is happy to see public transportation receive the proper attention it deserves. We will continue to support and help transit agencies enhance the value of their investment in transportation. To learn how we can enhance your transportation investments visit us at www.coachcrafters.com