Tuesday, August 4, 2020
AAA released a report showing the week began with the average gallon of gas in Florida costing $2.16, up ten cents from the start of last week, and the highest it has been in 20 weeks. That’s just under the national average of $2.18 a gallon. 
Last summer, USF beat out more than 50 applicants across the nation for $7.5 million in federal funds which will be used for “advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.”
Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will send more than $273 million for airport safety and infrastructure grants to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau and Puerto Rico.
AAA released a report on Sunday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.06, two cents less than the start of last week and lower than the national average of $2.18 a gallon.
Mucarsel-Powell said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending $10,664,360 in grants to repair infrastructure, wastewater treatment plants and parks damaged by Hurricane Irma which hit back in September 2017. 
FTW unveiled “Suncoast Connector: What We Still Need to Know” which looks at the road which will be “one of three toll roads commissioned through the Multi-Use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) program which was established through legislation passed and signed into law in 2019.” The report looks at “the potential costs and long-term financial challenges of constructing the Suncoast Connector portion of the M-CORES program.”
AAA released a study showing this week began with the average gallon of gas costing $2.08 in Florida, down two cents from the start of last week. The national average stood at $2.20 a gallon on Sunday.
Posey brought out the “Pedestrian Safety Study Act” with the help of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who is cosponsoring the proposal which they claim will “help protect the safety of pedestrians, motorists and residents along the high-speed rail corridor being constructed on Florida’s East Coast.”
Mucarsel-Powell noted that the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) and Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will be getting $325,989,054. The funds will be coming from the $2.3 trillion CARES Act that Congress and the White House agreed to at the end of March.
Soto is backing more funds for Amtrak, including supporting a proposal from U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., which would increase Amtrak funding by $29 million in the next five years.