House Takes Important Step on Transportation Bill
On March 28, a Florida Chamber-backed infrastructure and growth bill that mirrors recommendations from the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition Report, passed the House Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee.
PCB TTA 19-02 is the House companion bill to SB 7068, a top priority bill for Senate President Bill Galvano. The bill would create new transportation corridors, connect Florida’s rural communities to the metro areas, and plan for new transportation technologies such as autonomous vehicles.
Budget allocations have also been released by the Florida House and Senate, and both chambers have recommended over $10.7 billion for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Both allocations are within the Department of Transportation budget recommendations and would include Hurricane Michael relief to Northwest Florida and common road repairs. This marks another year of over $10 billion allocated to the FDOT.
The Florida Chamber thanks the House and the Senate for prioritizing infrastructure investments to help ensure Florida is prepared for 26 million residents by 2030.
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