July 17, 2020
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: Last week, the governor announced $8.6 million in funding to strengthen Florida’s electric vehicle infrastructure. With this funding, 74 additional DC fast chargers will be installed statewide. Combined with the chargers FDOT is installing along the Florida Turnpike, a total of 104 DC fast chargers will be installed along over 1,200 miles of highway, covering the most traveled corridors in the state. Each of the 34 locations will have at minimum two chargers each. This represents an approximately 50% statewide increase in publicly available DC charging stations. Let’s keep it going!
Looking ahead: Next week is the Florida Environmental Network (FENI) Environmental Permitting Summer School. This annual event is a heavy hitter in the development, environmental and engineering circles. One of the few events still intending to be held in person in our industry is always a great source of information on overall trends in the state. I hope all my friends in attendance learn a great deal and stay safe!