Florida moves people and goods with a transportation network of highways, railways, seaports, commercial airports and the nation’s largest and most capable spaceports. State and private-sector investments in Florida’s transportation infrastructure are vital for future economic growth in the global trade sector.
The Florida Chamber works with the Florida Transportation Builders Association, Floridians for Better Transportation, and other partners to identify additional resources to fund vital infrastructure needs and will oppose the redirection of resources from the State Transportation Trust Fund for non-transportation related purposes. The Florida Chamber also supports prioritized investment in the strategic intermodal system.
What We’re Doing
In 2014, Florida will pass New York as the third most populous state in America. By 2030, Florida will grow by approximately six million new residents. Needless to say, this growth will require much from Florida’s transportation systems. The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Transportation Summit brought together a host of experts, including Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad and House Speaker Will Weatherford, to create solutions to secure Florida’s transportation future.
Why We’re Doing It
- The average Floridian drives 10,214 annually – 700 miles above the national average.
- Highway spending in Florida is $282 per person – 40th in the nation.
- Nearly 90% of Floridians commuted to work by automobile in 2009.
- One-Pager: Transportation Investments (PDF Document)
- Where We Stand
- How They Voted
- Legislative Report Card
- The Florida Scorecard