Gov. Ron DeSantis announces Jacksonville will get $5.5M to build railway track at Cecil Field

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday $5.5 million will be awarded to the city of Jacksonville to construct a new railway system at Cecil Airport.

DeSantis said the project will bring new jobs and more money to the community. The funds come from the Governor’s Job Growth Grant Fund.


Just over a year ago, the airfield was awarded $13 million to construct nearly two miles of new roadways at Cecil Field.

The new rail line will stretch three miles and according to DeSantis, the infrastructure improvement will incentivize new companies to set up shop in Cecil.

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“In fact, I know they’ve already been talking both at the local level and state with some companies that are eyeing this and this would be enough for them to want to come. So, stay tuned, I think you’re going to see some good announcements in the not-too-distant future,” DeSantis said.

Coming up tonight on Action News Jax, we’ll tell you how the Governor responded when we asked how his new elections crime unit performed in the 2022 election.

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