Sunday, July 12, 2020
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on U.S. Interior Sec. David Bernhardt to support the expedited completion of the Tamiami Trail Next Steps project. Rubio wrote Bernhardt asking for his assistance in ensuring that National Park Service design...
State Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, and state Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Miami Springs, have introduced a proposal to end express lanes and make sure there are no tolls on the Palmetto Expressway. If the bill passes, it will take effect on July 1, 2020. 
Orange County voters will decide if the sales tax will increase by a full percent from 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent with the new revenue penciled in for ongoing transportation needs.
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.
The largest seaplane training airport in the country is getting some help from the federal government to ensure its runways are safer. 
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, offered some insights on why gas prices in Florida and across the nation are dropping. 
Gas prices continued to increase across Florida in the past week as the average gallon of gas rose 14 cents 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. 
The recent column “Florida Infrastructure Could Be Paid for By Airline Passengers” overlooks several important facts about increasing the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) or airport tax.
On Monday, AAA released a report showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.40 a gallon on Sunday, down seven cents from the start of last week and a quarter below the national average of $2.65 a gallon.