Orlando Relaunching Transportation Dep’t with $45 Million Budget

Orlando Sentinel reports, “From SunRail to I-4 Ultimate, Orlando is the epicenter for major projects that are changing the way Central Florida residents will get around town in the years to come. That’s why the city is launching a new transportation department that’s expected to debut next fiscal year with a $45 million budget.” Orlando had a transportation department from 2006 to 2011, an earlier period of intensive transportation development. Initially, the new department will have a staff of one, a director (estimated annual salary $140,000), who has not been chosen yet.