The governor wants more money going into roads, ports, and transportation.

Rick Scott wants state lawmakers to reserve $8.8 billion for the DOT budget this year.

The current state budget has $8.6 billion for the DOT. This department maintains highways, bridges and state roads.

Gas taxes and federal grants largely finance the DOT’s budget, and the amount spent usually depends on the amount of money available.

Part of the governor’s budget request includes $139 million for seaport improvements.