Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Florida Farmers Push Protection as Trump Seeks USMCA Approval

Farmers (Eve Edelheit/Bloomberg News)

Manatee County, Fla., tomato farmer Gary Reeder says he has seen the county’s tomato industry “basically cut in half” during his lifetime. Reeder says Florida tomato farmers struggle to compete with their counterparts in Mexico.

Zac Anderson | The Sarasota, Fla., Herald Tribune
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Agency Seeks $15 Million for First Phase of Dredging at Florida Port

Port St. Joe St. Joseph Bay from the shore in Port St. Joe, Fla. (Fisherbray/Flickr)

The agency overseeing the Port of Port St. Joe in Florida has submitted a pre-application to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. seeking $15 million for the first phase of dredging the federally authorized shipping channel.

Tim Croft | The Star (Port St. Joe, Fla.)
February 5, 2019
Government, Business

Port Canaveral Road Work Grant Will Increase Capacity, Facilitate Traffic

Port Canaveral CL Photographs/Flickr

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s recently awarded $8.245 million grant to the Canaveral Port Authority will expand the port’s cargo and cruise businesses through several roadway improvement projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Manatee Sets Container Volume Record With Two Months to Go

Del Monte Port Manatee

Container volume at Florida's Port Manatee reached a full-year record for the first 10 months of its current fiscal year.

The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
August 8, 2017

Plan to Ease South Florida Cargo Congestion Back on the Table

A project aimed at helping to solve congestion at South Florida’s ports by utilizing the U.S. 27 corridor from Miami to western Palm Beach County is being revived

Susan Salisbury | The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post
May 9, 2017

Florida Budget Includes Record $4.1 Billion in Transportation Funding


Florida’s roads and bridges are in line to receive more than $4 billion in fiscal 2018 as part of the budget announced by Gov. Rick Scott on Jan. 31. Scott’s total proposed transportation budget of $10.8 billion makes it four straight years with that total topping $10 million and reaching a new high.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2017
Government, Business

Port Everglades to Explore Export Opportunities With Cuba

Port Everglades

Port Everglades plans to sign an agreement with Cuba designed to generate job opportunities locally and revenue for both the port and its Caribbean counterpart, according to a letter by Port Director Steven Cernak inviting business leaders to the signing on Jan. 26.

Marcia Heroux Pounds | Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. )
January 18, 2017

Truckers Face Dearth of Rest Stops Along Florida's I-4 Corridor


The inadequacy of truck rest areas in Central Florida recently became apparent in Seminole County as an increasing number of truckers started parking along the shoulders of Interstate 4 near the two rest stops just north of state Road 434 for lack of empty spaces.

Martin E. Comas | Orlando Sentinel
January 17, 2017

We Have Plan to Ease Traffic Gridlock But No Money, Florida County Officials Say

Jimmy Baikovicius/Flickr

Broward County, Florida, government leaders say they have a plan to help ease traffic gridlock. They just don't have a way to pay for it.

Susannah Bryan | Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
December 2, 2016

Freight Rail Seen as Key to Transportation in Florida County


Increased freight rail traffic parallel to Interstate 75 and into Polk County, Florida, should be encouraged in the coming decades to keep the state's north-south transportation network functioning, according to a recent Florida Department of Transportation report.

Christopher Guinn | The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.)
October 31, 2016