Thursday, January 28, 2021
This marks the second major grant that DOT has sent to Lakeland Linder in recent months. Back in September, Spano, who sits on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, announced DOT was sending $10.15 million to Lakeland Linder to improve its main runway and to reconstruct runway lighting.
Patronis met this week with Uber’s vice president of facilities to urge the company to move from Florida and escape “California’s burdensome regulations" which are “threatening to destroy their innovative business model.”
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.”
On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.10, a penny lower than at the start of last week. The national average stood at $2.20 on Sunday.
AAA released a report on Monday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.49 on Sunday, down from $2.53 at the start of last week. That’s below the national average which stood at $2.58 a gallon on Sunday.
Frankel made the announcement that the funds were included in the federal budget that Congress passed to avoid another government shutdown. 
One of the younger members of the House--he turns 30 in February--Trumbull sits on a number of key committees including the Appropriations, the Rules and the State Affairs Committees. He also sits on the Joint Legislative Budget Commission.
“Gas prices in Florida are very likely to rise this week. Oil and wholesale gasoline prices surged to their highest levels since November. This should drag the average price of gasoline anywhere from 10-20 cents higher in the near future,” AAA noted. 
With summer nearing its end, gas prices in the nation and across the Sunshine State are starting to drop though they are still 50 cents more per gallon than this time last year. 
The governor’s office offered “Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.”