Sunday, June 16, 2019
“Signing this legislation paves the way for Florida to continue as a national leader in transportation innovation and technological advancement,” said DeSantis. “I would like to thank the bill sponsors, Senator Jeff Brandes and Representative Jason Fischer, for their work in making Florida the most autonomous vehicle-friendly state in the country.”
“Northeast Florida, with its intricate network of railways, highways, and ports, remains a hotbed for federal investment and economic growth,” said Rutherford. “Following other major awards to the region, this grant will ease congestion downtown and clear rail obstructions near major hospitals.
AAA released a report on Monday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.59 a gallon on Sunday, up two cents from last Sunday but a drop of three cents from the middle of last week.
The breakthrough is called “turbulent mixing.” Dr. Kareem Ahmed, associate professor with the UCF’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was able to take a regular flame like one from a campsite or a lighter and turn it into a “hypersonic flame” which travels at five times the speed of sound. 
On Thursday, Mucarsel-Powell, who is wrapping up her first six months on Capitol Hill, announced that DOT is sending $360,000 to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners to help make the runways Key West International Airport safer. 
USF beat out more than 50 applicants across the nation for the funds which will be used for “advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.”
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has been pushing for this funding for more than a year.
The I-4 Ultimate project was scheduled to be finished in 2021 with two toll lanes running in each direction down the center of the interstate from Kirkman Road south of Orlando to the Longwood rest area in Seminole County. That project is now reportedly at least nine months behind schedule.
The former sheriff announced he will send a one percent sales tax increase--an additional penny of every dollar spent--referendum to Orange County voters. The additional revenue will be used for transportation needs.
AAA released a report on Tuesday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.60 on Sunday, the lowest in two months and considerably under the national average of $2.83 a gallon.