Both transportation bills contain critical funding for ports and language creating an expedited hearing process for environmental resource permits.
"With 15 deep water ports in the state of Florida, it is tremendously important that the Governor and Lt. Governor chose South Florida to sign this important $150 million infrastructure bill. The ports of South Florida rank as the top two cruise ports in the world, and combined they hold the rank of fifth in the world in cargo and freight. These amazing ports are becoming the place to do business worldwide," said Commissioner LaMarca.
The bill signing ceremony took place yesterday at Port of Miami.
As one of South Florida's leading economic powerhouses, Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Already the second busiest cruise port in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation's leading container ports and South Florida's main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels.