Charlie Crist Lands Victory On $25M For Pinellas Infrastructure Projects – Florida Politics

Four projects are in line for funding including solar panels for PSTA.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is celebrating the inclusion of $25 million dollars for Pinellas County in the proposed INVEST in America Act.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee received more than 2,000 Member Designated Project Requests, and all four of Crist’s requested projects were approved for full funding, totaling nearly $25 million for Pinellas.

The projects include $6 million for solar panels an electric charging infrastructure for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s growing fleet of electric buses; $4.48 million for preservation, maintenance and renovations to the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge; $8 million for renovation an expansion of the Dunedin Causeway; and $6 million for the construction of a trail overpass along the Duke Energy Trail at State Road 60.

“I’m thrilled that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee included my funding requests for critical infrastructure investments in our community,” Crist said. “Our work is far from over, but thanks to the partnership and hard work of Pinellas leaders, we are one step closer to safer and more accessible bridges, roads, trails, and green transit for our communities.”

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the INVEST in America Act Thursday morning.

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