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Miami-Dade County awarded $7 million for PortMiami truck gate innovation
June 8, 2018 — Seaport

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The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing the nation's aging infrastructure. Miami-Dade County was the only organization in Florida to receive this funding.
 
During U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine l. Chao's most recent visit to Miami-Dade County, she was made aware of the importance of facilitating faster and more secure cargo transport in and out of PortMiami's facilities.  The new automated truck gates system will help achieve that objective for the benefit of the seaport's customers and partners.
 
"We appreciate U.S. Secretary of Transportation Chao's support in securing a $7 million INFRA grant for upgrades to PortMiami's cargo gates," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.  "In order to continue to grow the economic significance of PortMiami, sustained investments in infrastructure are critical.  Funding for the new automated gates will not only increase capacity and processing speed at our seaport, but it will also lower costs for shippers."
 
PortMiami is recognized as one of the fastest growing ports in the U.S.  It is a vital economic engine in Miami-Dade County, contributing $41.4 billion annually to the local economy and supporting more than 324,352 jobs in South Florida.  

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