23 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2021 Florida Transportat Builders’ Associatio T he Florida Transportation Builders’ Association (FTBA) is on a mission to bring Florida’s infrastructure into the 21st century. That is according to FTBA President, Ananth Prasad, who also believes that while the association and the state have achieved a lot, there is still a long way to go before Florida achieves its vision of seamless and modern transportation infrastructure. The FTBA hopes to help the state achieve this mandate through a mix of lobbying and industry awareness campaigns. Focusing on engaging with local, state, and federal government agencies, the FTBA wants to be at the forefront of creating a Florida that easily accommodates its millions of residents, including the millions more moving to the state each year. But to do so, Prasad sees the state having to surmount several challenges, some within its borders and others at a federal level. The FTBA was founded in 1933 as the Florida Section, American Road Builders’ Association. It was not until 1974 that it was incorporated as the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association.