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30A in Line for Major State Funded Transportation Upgrade

Discussion in '30A News' started by 30APrimeGuy, May 21, 2017.

  1. 30APrimeGuy

    30APrimeGuy Administrator Staff Member

    According to a recent story in the Panama City News Herald, the 30A corridor will be the focus of a major State funded transportation upgrade. They were the big winners of the most recent 2017 state legislative session. Florida state senator George Gainer helped secure a$300 million that will be spread throughout northwest Florida in district 2. The district is made up of 8 counties of which includes Walton County.

    $1.96 million is specifically earmarked for Walton County’s 30A intermodal transportation project. The purpose of the project is to alleviate traffic congestion on scenic HWY 30A during the busy spring and summer months.

    I'm happy to hear that local and state officials are proactively addressing the 30A traffic issue. Congestion up and down 30A has become a major issue and will negatively affect tourism if not addressed in the near future. Thankfully, that's exactly what the 30A intermodal transportation project is designed to do and now it has the funding to begin.

    It sounds like they want to create a network of electronic vehicles similar to what you find at Disney World. People park their cars at designated areas and hop on an electric trains or boats that get them to where they need to go along the 30A corridor. That should result in far fewer cars driving up and down 30A. The futuristic transportation system will be a major benefit to tourists and local workers.

    You can learn more about this "30A Intermodal Transportation Project" here...

    http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170520/30a-poised-to-upgrade-transportation

    Feel free to reply below after reading the article and let us know your thoughts on the project and 30A traffic in general.
     

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