Gov. Charlie Crist has been asked by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to reconsider the Florida  Department of Transportation’s decision not to close the deal on the $1.2 billion Port of Miami Tunnel project.

“Our failure to invest in our port will place us at a competitive disadvantage,” Diaz said at a joint press conference with Alvarez Tuesday. “This is an investment in our city’s future, bringing jobs, economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and maintaining our global competitiveness.”

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