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Space Florida "Call for Infrastructure Projects" - May 25 deadline

Press Release From: Space Florida
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011

image Kennedy Space Center, FL (May 19, 2011) - Each year, Space Florida submits a list of project priorities to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for consideration in preparing a five-year work program in partnership with local Transportation Planning Organizations (TPOs). This five year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) serves as the basis for receiving Federal and State transportation funds for aerospace-related projects.

Spaceport Infrastructure Facilities Projects may be included in the FDOTTIP if they are included in the Space Florida Spaceport Master Plan and adopted by the local TPO.

All spaceport users operating within the territory of the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, which includes Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center, are invited to submit a list of Spaceport Infrastructure Facilities Project Priorities by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011. These projects will be considered for adoption by the Space Florida Board of Directors on June 8, 2011 as an amendment to the Spaceport Master Plan.

The Florida Department of Transportation is authorized to fund spaceport transportation facilities within spaceport territories. Current Florida law defines that territory as the property within the boundaries of Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, or John F. Kennedy Space Center. As the Spaceport Master Plan is a long-term planning document, projects outside the boundaries of spaceport territories may be included in the Spaceport Master Plan and considered for future funding opportunities.

There is a required FDOT Spaceport Project Scope of Work that must be filled out for all candidate projects to be considered for prioritization and potential inclusion in any FDOT Transportation Improvement Program.

Interested parties should return a completed Scope of Work Form for each proposed project by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011. Cape Canaveral Spaceport Project Priorities will be adopted by the Space Coast TPO Board on July 14, 2011.

Space Florida's current Spaceport Master Plan is available at: http://www.spaceflorida.gov/index.php/en/why-florida

For questions regarding the submission process, or to secure a Statement of Work form, contact Linsley Pietsch at lpietsch@spaceflorida.gov or 321-730-5301 X 245.

Completed forms should be submitted to:
Linsley Pietsch
Spaceport Operations, Space Florida
PO Box 656
Cape Canveral, FL 32920
lpietsch@spaceflorida.gov

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