Governor Rick Scott has announced a $2.5 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation for transportation infrastructure at the South Florida Logistics Center. The center is north of Miami International Airport and along with air cargoes, will also handle cargo from South Florida ports. The grant will help develop the 400-acre intermodal center with air, rail and trucking links, access roads to FEC's Hialeah rail yard, truck loading ramps and internal traffic circulation.
The Governor has announced that the grant will generate more than 1,000 jobs. It is gratifying that the Governor has shown his commitment to ensuring good transportation projects in South Florida.
The center is being built by Coral Gables-based Florida East Coast Industries Inc., one of the state's largest commercial real estate and railway companies. Chris Scott, president and CEO of FEC subsidiary South Florida Logistics Services, said in commenting on the center that construction of the $39.9 million center shows a renewed interest in South Florida as a top international business hub.
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