Still, after increasing 11 cents a gallon in the past week, AAA warned that gas prices should increase across Florida in the days to come. At $1.88 a gallon, Florida is still seeing lower prices than the national average which stood at $1.96 at the start of the week.
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, introduced the “Airport Infrastructure Resources (AIR) Security Act," a bill which “prohibits federal airport improvement funds from being used to purchase passenger boarding bridges from companies that have violated the IP rights and threaten the national security of the United States.” The three Florida Republicans and Texas Republican U.S. Reps. Marc Veasey and Lance Gooden are cosponsoring the bill.
“The trucking industry is victim to bureaucratic rules that delay deliveries and hinder safety procedures,” Steube said on Tuesday.
“I’m pleased to announce the opening of the I-4 corridor three months earlier than planned after we took advantage of the lower traffic volume by accelerating work on some of these busy roads,” said DeSantis.
The program will be overseen by the Foundation who has partnered with the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) which includes all VA facilities around the state of Florida.
According to a new study from AAA, for the first time in 10 weeks, gas prices in Florida went up over the past week. On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $1.77, up a penny from the week before. That’s below the national average of $1.87 a gallon, up from $1.84 at the start of last week.
Anecdotal reports suggest fewer people will hit the road compared to years past for what is considered the unofficial start of the summer travel season.
On Friday, Lawson announced funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration will be headed to the First Coast to “help JTA with administrative leave costs due to reductions in service and the state-mandated quarantine.”
AAA released a report this week showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $1.76 on Sunday, down from $1.77 at the start of last week. The national average stood at $1.84 a gallon on Sunday.
“Florida gas prices may be nearing their floor as most of Florida prepares for the first phase of reopening on Monday. The lifting of stay-at-home restrictions has boosted optimism within the fuel market that gasoline demand will begin to rise,” AAA noted in a report released on Monday.