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Federal Transportation Money Headed To Florida

More than $2.7 billion is headed to Florida as part of annual federal transportation funding, including some money for railroad safety and electric vehicle infrastructure.
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More than $2.7 billion is headed to Florida as part of annual federal transportation funding, including some money for railroad safety and electric vehicle infrastructure.

The total, up from $2.51 billion in the federal 2022 fiscal year and $2.56 billion in the 2023 fiscal year, was announced Thursday by the White House.

The money is tied to the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The largest portion for Florida, $1.47 billion, will come under what is known as the National Highway Performance Program.

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Projects to improve railroad crossings at highways will receive $9.8 million, while electric-vehicle infrastructure projects are budgeted at $42 million.

Funding nationally will total $61 billion in the 2024 fiscal year.

Only Texas, at $5.38 billion, and California, at $5.06 billion, are in line to receive more than Florida.

When President Joe Biden signed the infrastructure law in November 2021, Florida was projected to get $16.7 billion over five years.

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