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For Immediate Release:
September 01, 2015
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Alex Fernandez

Commissioner Rebeca Sosa advances resolution urging FDOT to include the Ludlam Trail for funding in the 2016-2017 State Fiscal Year Budget

(MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL) – Reaffirming her relentless commitment to securing funds for the Ludlam Trail, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa sponsored a resolution urging the Florida Department of Transportation to include the Ludlam Trail in the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network Program (SunTrail) and direct $10 million for its funding as part of the 2016-17 State fiscal year budget. The resolution was unanimously approved today by the Board of County Commissioners.

“By securing funding for the Ludlam Trail, we will be able to connect more than 32,000 people to five greenways, five schools, four parks, and two transit hubs,” affirms Commissioner Sosa. “This reaffirms our commitment to protect the 60 acres of green space in a way that reduces our carbon footprint while also providing a safe passageway for cyclists and pedestrians who to travel to schools, work, and shopping locations.”

Earlier this year Commissioner Sosa sponsored a resolution urging the Florida Department of Transportation to direct $6.7 million of the $25 million allocated for SunTrail funding to Miami-Dade County trail projects in the 2015-2016 State fiscal year. The Florida Department of Transportation will allocate at least $25 million to fund SunTrail projects for the 2016-2017 State fiscal year. Commissioner Sosa’s most recent resolution urges that $10 million of the at least $25 million be directed specifically to the Ludlam Trail project.

“By working with our partners in Tallahassee, we aim to connect people and communities along the 6.2-miles of the Ludlam Trail stretching from Miami International Airport to Downtown Kendall at its southernmost point,” concluded Commissioner Sosa.