Rick Scott to launch “Let’s Keep Florida Moving” transpo-themed tour

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Starting Monday, Gov. Rick Scott will kick off “Let’s Keep Florida Moving,” a statewide campaign tour to sell voters on $41 billion worth of proposed transportation developments, such as expanding Florida’s airports, seaports, road network, and space industry.

With stops in Daytona, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Panama City and Tampa, the tour centers on a 5-Year Department of Transportation work plan, which Scott’s office claims will “improve quality of life for all Floridians and secure the success of business and trade in Florida.”

In a statement, Scott boasted Florida’s place as a “worldwide destination for business and tourism,” and vowed his effort to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure — roads, airways, and ports – will “keep them the best in the nation.”

Among the features in Scott’s “Let’s Keep Florida Moving” plan:

  • Expanding Florida’s Airports, Including $325 Million for Aviation Improvements
  • Investing $1 billion in Florida’s Ports
  • Growing Florida’s Road Network, Including $25 Billion in the Next Five Years to Ease Congestion
  • Expanding Florida’s Space Industry
  • Ensuring a Safer Environment for Bicyclists
  • Funding the Maintenance and Safety of Florida’s Transportation Infrastructure

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