Gov. Rick Scott Funds People Mover Complex At OIA

By  //  February 17, 2014

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will require about 1,900 construction jobs

ORLANDO, FLORDA – Gov. Rick Scott rolled out plans Monday to expand services at Orlando International Airport at a cost of $213.5 million.

Gov. Rick Scott rolled out plans Monday to expand services at Orlando International Airport at a cost of $213.5 million. (OIA image)

Gov. Rick Scott rolled out plans Monday to expand services at Orlando International Airport at a cost of $213.5 million. (OIA image)

“This project in Orlando, as well as others statewide, makes Florida’s airports among the best in the nation, keeping Florida competitive, and creating jobs and opportunities for future generations,” Scott said.

The funds allow Orlando International Airport to develop its planned South Airport People Mover Complex and a transit facility that will serve aviation, rental car, rail, private automobile, taxi, bus and shuttle transportation.

Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott

The work breaks down to $15.1 million in the current fiscal year for designs, $123.4 million in the next budget year for construction, and $75 million for future work as part of the state Department of Transportation’s Five Year Work Program.

The governor’s office estimated that the airport work, to accompany $467.5 million that is being put up by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, will require about 1,900 construction jobs and create 380 permanent positions.


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