Rep. Jayer Williamson Standing Up for Transportation
Rep. Jayer Williamson (R-HD3) from Pace, FL took a stand for transportation during this week's House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting. You can view his comments in this video starting around the 47:25 mark. View the video here.
Florida Taxwatch: Meeting Florida's Transportation Investment Needs
The Future Of Florida Depends On Critical Investments In Its Strained Transportation Infrastructure To Improve Quality Of Life And Move The Economy Forward
Investments in transportation infrastructure provide greater productivity and improved quality of life for all Floridians. Over the next 25 years, the cost of the unmet needs in the state's transportation system is expected to reach $131.2 billion and would affect every part of every Floridian's daily life from productivity to safety to access to high-paying jobs.
A new report by Florida TaxWatch finds that Florida needs to make investments in the state's transportation infrastructure to keep pace with the influx of residents and visitors. Florida has gotten a lot of mileage out of its system but failing to act now to improve the state's transportation infrastructure will damage our next generation's ability to sustain high-paying jobs and maintain a vibrant Sunshine State.
"Twenty-five years ago, Florida TaxWatch research took aim at improving the state's transportation infrastructure and that research played a role in heightened legislative attention to this critical area. It is time to do it again," said Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro. "By identifying the issues that need to be addressed and informing the Legislature of the benefits that investment in Florida's transportation infrastructure can bring, we can make the state's transportation system the best in the country and ensure that the Sunshine State remains the best place in the nation to work and live."
Investing in the state's transportation system will contribute to the overall well-being of our state. Not only does the existence of a good system help citizens, tourists, and businesses, it improves the state economy by creating jobs, improving transportation efficiency and cutting transportation costs for businesses and residents alike.
Read the report here.
Florida's Bottom Line Magazine - Transporting Florida's Future Article
FTBA's Bob Burleson was a guest author in Florida's Bottom Line magazine this summer, providing the article "Transporting Florida's Future". You can read Bob's transportation article here. To view the full Florida's Bottom Line magazine, click here.
2016 TransPAC Challenge Cup Golf Tournament
We had another successful FTBA TransPAC Challenge Cup golf tournament again this year. A total of 22 teams hit the course at the Streamsong Golf Resort this past Monday, and after all was said and done we had a proud new winning team to take ownership of Tricon Precast's FTBA TransPAC Challenge Cup trophy for the next year. A BIG congratulations to the Anderson Columbia Co., Inc. contractor team paired with a vendor player from Tricon Precast, Ltd. Gene Strickland, David Sloan, and Kevin Buchanan represented Anderson Columbia, Co. with G.J. Flores from Tricon Precast, Ltd. rounding out the pairing. We hope to see all of you back at Streamsong next year on June 4th and 5th to defend your title!
Work Zone Safety Awareness Interview with BayNews 9
Ajax's Scott Pittman and FDOT's Kris Carson spoke with BayNews 9 in Tampa, Florida regarding Work Zone Safety. Watch the video HERE.