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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Contact the Senate Infrastructure Committee Today and Ask Them to Vote “Yes” on SB 7068
On March 5, 2019, the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee will hear a Florida Chamber-backed infrastructure and growth bill (SB 7068) that mirrors much of the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition Infrastructure Report.
SB 7068 outlines Senate President Bill Galvano’s “Innovation in Infrastructure” plan. Specifically, it looks to expand multi-use corridors from Polk County to Collier County, Suncoast Parkway Extension to Georgia, and Northern Turnpike Connector (Florida Turnpike northwest to the Suncoast Parkway). As part of a larger plan that includes not only traditional transportation elements like roads, bridges and sea/airports, but also includes utility and communication resources, clean water and reliable broadband connectivity.
We Need Your Support
The Florida Chamber supports SB 7068 but we need your help to ensure Florida’s infrastructure doesn’t get left behind. Contact members of the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee TODAY and urge them to vote yes on SB 7068.