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Florida DOT provides $2.5 million for Miami logistics center


Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday announced the state will provide a $2.5 million grant for the $39.9 million South Florida Logistics Center (SFLC) near Miami International Airport.

Florida East Coast Industries Inc. subsidiary South Florida Logistics Services is developing the 400-acre SFLC, which is designed to handle freight that can be transported via land, sea and air, including connectivity to PortMiami, Port Everglades and Miami intermodal operations.

The grant proceeds will help fund the construction of site access roads at Florida East Coast Railway's Hialeah Yard in Miami, truck loading ramps and internal traffic circulation roads.

This SFLC funding is among the first four grants provided by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the state's Intermodal Logistics Center Infrastructure Support Program, which allocates $5 million annually and requires a 50 percent match from applicants.

FDOT also issued a $1.4 million grant to Keystone ILC to construct 2,100 lineal feet of rail and an intermodal bulk transload facility near the Port of Jacksonville; a $900,000 grant to the Port Panama City Port Authority to build access roads, a lay-down area and 20-car rail intermodal cargo transfer facility; and a $175,000 grant to the Port Manatee Commerce Center to construct a 450-linear-foot rail spur and a 14,000-square-foot loading ramp to expand services at an intermodal logistics center (click here for more information on the Keystone ILC and Panama City projects).

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