Florida Legislature Approves Visionary Rail System Legislation
December 10, 2009
AIF applauds the Florida legislature for approving a plan that will establish a rail transit in our state and will help transition Florida’s economy into the future. After extensive discussion and debate, and on the heels of an announcement of a deal between SunRail proponents and union leaders, the Florida Senate passed HB 1B Relating to Transportation by a vote of 27 to 10. The issue of union opposition to the bill was the last hurdle necessary for Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) to cross before arriving at the necessary number of votes needed for passage.
Associated Industries of Florida supports passage of legislation creating a comprehensive rail transit system in Florida. At a time when so many Floridians are out of work, we must make the necessary infrastructure investments that will lead to the creation of jobs and bring about much needed investments to our state.