Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiative

From the Press Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor DeSantis announced the Moving Florida Forward initiative to expedite transportation projects over the next four years. If passed by the legislature, this proposal would invest $4 billion of general revenue, redirect an average of $131 million annually to the State Transportation Work Program, and leverage additional funding over the next four years for a total of $7 billion to strengthen Florida’s transportation infrastructure to accommodate the growing number of people that rely on Florida’s roadways. Through this record investment, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would expedite 20 priority infrastructure projects into the existing Work Program to combat congestion, improve safety, and ensure a more resilient transportation system to bolster current transportation needs and set the stage for future growth. Projects included as part of the Moving Florida Forward Legislative Proposal are available at

“This proposal will break through bureaucracy that often slows down infrastructure projects and allow FDOT to target projects that will ease congestion across the state,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Expediting these projects will bring them to completion more than a decade ahead of schedule.”

“Governor DeSantis’ Moving Florida Forward proposal is truly historic and the projects included will help relieve congestion while also focusing on safety, resiliency, the supply chain, and economic growth. These are important for Floridians’ quality of life and to ensure we maintain a strong transportation system to keep Florida moving forward,” said FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “The Department has worked closely with communities and our partners through the years to plan and prepare these projects for construction. Receiving this funding will allow the vision of each project to become a reality in the immediate future to better meet the growing demands in communities throughout the state. Our team is prepared and ready to work with the Legislature to deliver these critical projects and strengthen Florida’s transportation infrastructure.”

Florida is home to over 22 million residents, and in just the first three quarters of 2022, we had nearly 105 million visitors to our state. In 2022, Florida experienced the largest net migration in the country at 1.9%, meaning that Florida’s infrastructure must accommodate more people than ever before. The 20 projects included in the proposal will build more resilient transportation infrastructure, which is important to the integrity of roadways and corridors especially during severe weather events such as hurricanes.

FDOT will continue working on projects currently planned in the existing FDOT Five-Year Work Program in addition to projects included in the Moving Florida Forward package.


2 thoughts on “Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiative

  1. boomerbabysage

    Thank you Joe Biden….

    Estimates of the state allocations have been developed for $425.8 billion of the IIJA’s funds. The includes the Federal-Aid Highway Program (both old and new money) and some of the other new funding. The following is a summary of Florida’s $19.1 billion (of the $425 billion) share of these funds.


    Florida will receive an estimated $16.1 million in transportation funding from the IIJA, including $13.1 billion in traditional formula-driven federal aid, an approximately $3 billion increase
    over the FAST ACT. This includes ongoing funding for roads, bridges, and transit. Florida will also receive an additional $2.6 billion for transit, $245 million for bridges, and $198 million for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

    Florida can compete for an additional $31.0 billion in grants for bridges ($12.5 billion), transportation projects which will provide substantial economic benefits to communities ($16.0 billion), and EV charging stations ($2.5 billion).


    The bill provides $42.5 billion to expand broadband deployment to rural and other underserved areas. Florida will receive the base allocation of $100 million (same as all states). How the other $37.5 billion will be distributed was yet to be determined. The White House estimates this can provide access to the at least 707,000 Floridians who currently lack it. There is another $3.7 billion in competitive grants available.

    In addition, an estimated 6.5 million Floridians (30 percent) will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit (ACB), which will help low-income families afford internet access by providing a $30 per month subsidy for families at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.

    Water Infrastructure

    In an effort to provide clean drinking water to every American and eliminate the nation’s lead service lines and pipes, the IIJA provides $40.6 billion to the states. Florida is expected to receive $1.6 million.


    Florida is allocated $29 million to protect against cyber-attacks and $26 million to protect against wildfires. Florida could also receive some of the $3.5 billion the IIJA provides for weatherization.


    Florida is allocated $1.2 billion for airport improvements,10 with most of it distributed by formula to primary airports. General aviation and commercial service airports will also receive funds. An additional $5 billion is available to states through competitive grants, focusing on on-airport rail access and control towers.


  2. Tom da Brain

    Do any of you realize the “corporation call United States” no longer exists. Thru continuity of government signed by Trump the military is running the country. Washington DC a foreign territory is done. Desantis knows this. We are operating under the constitution. The BAR association is gone too.



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