On Friday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $99.7 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Miami-Dade County “to finance advanced wastewater infrastructure upgrades."
Officials from across Florida applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for announcing this week that it will award Space Florida $90 million for an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to replace the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Indian River Bridge with new, twin high-level bridges.
At the end of last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that financial services technology company FIS will build a 12-story global headquarters in Jacksonville by June 2022, adding 500 new employees.
The City of Key West Housing Authority is getting the bulk of the funds with $1,278,033 penciled in for that organization. The Monroe County Housing Authority is lined up to receive $94,918.
The new center will be in Jupiter which communities across the Sunshine State--Miami, Jacksonville, Davenport, Orlando, Ruskin and Lakeland--in having Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers. Amazon's new center will be in the Palm Beach Park of Commerce which is west of I-95.
Under Hastings’ proposal, the U.S. Transportation secretary would control the funds “to carry out a national infrastructure investment program for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure."
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., will serve on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight.
On Wednesday, Rubio sent a letter to U.S. HUD Sec. Marcia Fudge urging her to improve conditions at Hilltop Village Apartments.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., was sworn in as the 46th governor of Florida on Tuesday.
“Infrastructure development and maintenance are critical for rural communities to become more resilient,” said DeSantis. “We will continue to help these communities as they prepare for the future by utilizing every resource we have.”