Winter Park republican John Mica says building a rail connection to Port Canaveral would enhance the port as a center for commerce and tourism, reports wmfe.org.
After, the President names JAXPORT Projects to priority list, John Mica hopes that the Port Canaveral could be next. Port development would greatly contribute to economic development.
“Bringing rail to the port is so important to make Canaveral not only a tourism center but also a commercial center,” says Mica.
Port Canaveral is a cruise, cargo and naval port in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with nearly 2.8 million multi-day cruise passengers passing through during 2010. As a deep water cargo port, it has a high volume of traffic. Over 3,000,000 short tons (2,700,000 t) of bulk cargo moves through each year. Common cargo includes cement, petroleum and aggregate. The port has conveyors and hoppers for loading products directly into trucks, and facilities for bulk cargo containers. The channel is about 44 feet (13 m) deep.
Dredging Today Staff, July 24, 2012; Image: portcanaveral