Florida’s Transportation Impacts its Economy

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According to the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida is the 3rd most populous state in the U.S. and has the 19th largest economy in the world!  Billions of dollars have been invested into Florida’s transportation system and the preservation of Florida’s pavement, bridges and maintenance exceed standards.

With a population of 20 million residents and more than 106 million annual tourists, Florida has worked to improve the safety and security of its residents and tourists.  Highway fatalities were down 26% (a 5 year rolling average) between the years of 2009-2013.

Improving the mobility of people and freight is vital to Florida’s economy. The reliability remains steady at 80% which is solid since Florida moves over 743M tons of freight per year (more than doubling by 2045).

The state’s transportation decisions have placed an emphasis on improving the quality of life.  Air quality is much improved since 2002. VOCs, Nitrous Oxides and Particulate Matters have been reduced.

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Fast Facts for FL transportation: Florida has 122,392 highway miles, 20 commercial airports, 2 spaceports, 31 urban transit systems, 15 seaports and 3,842 railway miles.

http://www.fdot.gov/planning/fastfacts.pdf  (6/7/16) was referenced for this article.

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