Senate Passes Smart Infrastructure Bill/Plans for Future Growth

By: Florida Chamber of Commerce

Florida Senate Passes Smart Infrastructure Investment Bill That Prepares for Growing Population

The Florida Senate today passed an infrastructure bill that will help ensure Florida is prepared to meet its growing population, while it also invigorates rural communities with jobs and economic development opportunities. This Florida Chamber-backed bill mirrors recommendations from the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition Report. The bill, Senate Bill 7068, is also a top priority of Senate President Bill Galvano.

The bill will:
• Develop new multi-modal corridors,
• Connect Florida’s rural communities to metro areas,
• Plan for new transportation technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles, and
• Serve as additional hurricane evacuation routes, providing safe transportation in times of natural disaster.

“With an additional 5.5 million residents in Florida by 2030, and annual tourism growing from 126 million to 150 million visitors, these smart infrastructure investments will help ensure Florida is poised for it’s growing population and future economic prosperity,” said David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce commends President Galvano, Senator Tom Lee and members of the Florida Senate for helping to ensure we prepare Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development.

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