Gov. Rick Scott has ordered Florida Department of Transportation to prioritize a $77 million dredging project in Miami that he says will create 30,000 jobs. The announcement comes just hours after Scott put the final kibosh on a high-speed rail project that was estimated to create about 24,000 jobs in Central Florida.
“Today I directed the Florida Department of Transportation to amend their work plan to include $77 million so that Florida can take another leap forward in international trade,” Scott said in a statement. “This is the type of infrastructure project that will pay permanent, long-term dividends, and provide a solid return on investment for Florida’s taxpayers.”