The funds are coming from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program to back “projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, and construct bus-related facilities.”
Thibault said the directive was driven by recent train accidents across the state including a woman killed by a Brightline train and a grandmother and two children killed in an accident with an Amtrak train last month.
“I look forward to applying my passion for construction and transportation to Ballard Partners’ clients in this new endeavor and am grateful for the opportunity to continue strengthening transportation policy and overall economic growth in Florida.”
Castor said on Tuesday that the airport will receive the funds through the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act" which included around $10 billion for “airport capital expenditures, airport operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments.”
AAA released a study on Monday morning finding, on Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.28, a jump of eight cents over the past week and 16 cents more than the start of last month. However, this remains more than 50 cents a gallon lower than October when Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle.
With November here and holiday travel season now on the horizon, gas prices rose slightly in Florida over the past week according to a study from AAA released on Monday.
In a letter to DeSantis, Buchanan noted the 140-mile proposed highway from Polk to Collier Counties will run directly into the habitat of the panther. Construction is expected to begin by 2022.
The bill was showcased on Thursday, stressing many Americans are not prepared for the changes that will take place later this year.
However AAA warned that drivers in Florida could be seeing higher prices in the days to come, especially as wholesale gas prices are on the rise.
On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.39, up two cents from the start of last week but down six cents from the middle of last week. Across the nation, the average gallon of gas cost $2.44 at the start of this week.