This past summer Gov. Rick Scott mapped out his vision for Florida’s future transportation plans, calling for more funding for seaports and new tolls to pay for new roads or the expansion of existing highways. It’s part of his plan to better link all of the state’s transportation modes – airports, seaports, roads and rails – in an effort to turn Florida into a trading nexus for Latin America, the Caribbean and the Southeast. The Legislature followed Scott’s lead this year, funding ports at $135 million, nearly $20 million more than the current year, and finding $5 million for a program to link roads and rails to ports in order to aid trade.
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