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Press Release - November 14, 2012


Pensacola, Fla., November 14, 2012 – The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NFTCA) continues to move forward with a major update to their Master Plan. The NFTCA is working in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation and other regional stakeholders to develop a unified transportation plan for northwest Florida. The objectives of the plan update are to: (1) maintain consistency with changing transportation laws and regulations; (2) help position the region to be more competitive for future state and federal funds; and (3) identify transportation projects that help create jobs and provide economic opportunities for the region. Working together with various stakeholders over the last six months, the NFTCA has identified potential highway, rail, port and transit improvement projects across the region to help meet these objectives. As part of the planning process, the public benefits of each candidate project are being evaluated from an economic perspective including return on investment, short and long-term job creation, economic impact on the region, environmental sustainability and congestion relief. The candidate projects and results of the evaluation will be presented for public comment at a series of public workshops scheduled for early 2013.


Create Created by the Florida State Legislature in 2005, the NFTCA is authorized to plan, fund, construct and operate transportation projects which improve mobility to enhance traveler safety, provide for hurricane evacuation routes, and promote economic development through the efficient and effective movement of people, goods and services throughout the northwest Florida region. The NFTCA would like to congratulate existing board members on their reappointments and welcome new members Gordon Sprague (Santa Rosa County) and Scott Gaby (Wakulla County).


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