Gov. Scott wants $213.5M Orlando International Airport transport hub

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ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has proposed spending more than $213 million for a transportation hub including a rail line at Orlando International Airport.

The governor said at a Monday news conference that the project would create 1,900 construction jobs and 380 permanent jobs at the new facility. The $213.5 million would be spent over two years, provided the state Legislature also approves the spending plan.

The governor's investments and commitments for the expansion include:

  • $15.1 million design is in FY 2013-2014 budget
  • $123.4 million construction is in FY 2014-2015 budget 
  • $75 million for future construction will be included in the department's requested Five-Year Work Program

A key part of the project would use the new hub to link the Orlando airport with the private All Aboard Florida rail line that will run from South Florida to central Florida. It is expected to begin service as early as late 2015.

The transportation hub will also provide links to air and ground transportation.

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