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INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION

As U.S. Senator, Governor Scott will continue to support smart investments in Florida’s infrastructure and transportation systems. Join our team today.

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Since Governor Scott took office in 2011, investments in infrastructure and transportation have increased by $3.3 billion, or more than 48 percent. Governor Scott has remained committed to making strategic investments in Florida’s seaports, which have helped position Florida as a global leader for trade. When the federal government failed to live up to funding commitments for PortMiami, Governor Scott secured critical state investments that finished the project and prevented Florida from being left behind in port infrastructure and trade opportunities.

In 2011, Governor Scott rejected more than $2 billion in federal funds for a taxpayer-funded 84-mile government train from Tampa to Orlando because the project would have exposed Florida taxpayers to millions of dollars of costs for decades. In other states that accepted funding, there were cost overruns and ongoing operation and maintenance costs. This year, Governor Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun the process to allow for private investment in a high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa. Instead of placing taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars, allowing the private sector to invest in this project will ensure it has zero financial risks to Florida taxpayers.

As U.S. Senator, Governor Scott will continue to support smart investments in Florida’s infrastructure and transportation systems, and will fight for Florida’s fair share of federal funding for transportation projects.

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