South Florida Intercoastal

Advocacy Report

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Oct 25, 2019 Fri

Once again, MIASF will take the lead on Broward Days’ Marine Industry Impact Team and will begin hosting stakeholder meetings with various marine-related associations this month to develop a list of legislative priorities to take to Tallahassee January 21st and 22nd. Broward Days is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan group of people advocating for the diverse needs and concerns of the citizens of Broward County. In 2020, the legislative session will begin in January instead of March because it is a presidential election year. Broward Days is a great way to have collective voices heard on the specific needs of the marine industry. For more information, or to get involved, contact

The test deviation period for the FEC railway bridge over the New River was set to expire on October 19th but it has been extended until the end of the year while we continue to negotiate a scheduling solution. 

Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) commissioners held a meeting in Broward County this month and passed a resolution to request that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) move forward with the Project, Develoment, and Environmental (PDE) phase of a new bridge once the updated study is complete. Commissioners followed up with a letter in support of establishing a public-private partnership, known as a P3, as they previously took a position of supporting rail projects by committing funds to raise the Loxahatchee Bridge for the benefit of boaters.