Florida governor provides FDOT with $10.8 billion in recommended FY 2017-2018 budget

Updated Feb 7, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott has included $10.8 billion for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the fiscal year 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” budget for “strategic transportation investments.”

“We have made significant investments in transportation for four years in a row because we know the incredible impact it has on job creation and helping Florida become a leading hub for global trade,” Scott says. The ‘Fighting for Florida’s Future’ Budget continues this record funding by including more than $10 billion to ensure our transportation and infrastructure system remains a national leader for decades to come.”

The recommended allocations include:

  • $4.1 billion for construction of highway projects
  • $178.2 million in seaport infrastructure improvements
  • $257.8 million for aviation improvements
  • $300.8 million for scheduled repair of 61 bridges and replacement of 16 bridges
  • $978.2 million for maintenance and operation
  • $618 million for public transit development grants
  • $175.6 million for safety initiatives
  • $82.7 million for bike and pedestrian trails.

“Governor Scott’s transportation budget provides the record funding necessary to maintain and repair existing infrastructure and prepare for future growth. Florida’s roads, seaports, airports, railways and trails will continue to meet the growing needs of Florida’s families,” says FDOT Secretary Jim Boxold. (Boxold’s recent resignation is effective Feb. 3.)

 

“Governor Scott’s record budget continues important strategic investments in transportation infrastructure,” Florida Transportation Builders’ Association President Bob Burleson says. “The budget maintains a solid foundation for a growing economy and more jobs for Florida’s families.”

Full list of proposed projects under the recommended budget is available here. http://www.fdot.gov/info/CO/news/newsreleases/013117-Florida-Transportation-Budget.pdf