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Accelerate Florida

October 15th, 2008 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist is ordering the state DOT to speed up construction on 179 projects costing 1 point 4 billion dollars. The Projects have already been paid for by taxpayers and are in the planning, design or development stages. He emphasized no environmental permit corners will be cut, but says the speed up will result in nearly 39,000 jobs being created, with the impact reverberating across the economy.

Every dollar that the state of Florida spends on transportation project, Floridians experience a five dollar and 60 cent return on that investment. So what does that mean? That means that these projects will generate and this is an incredible number, 7.48 billion dollars in economic stimulus to Florida, said Crist.

The projects are located in central, southwest and southeast Florida. Some north Florida road builders are upset more projects arent being accelerated in their part of the state.

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