Saturday, May 30, 2020
Scott weighed in on Friday on what he wants airline companies to provide passengers.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., thanked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for sending grants to the Southwest Florida International Airport and Naples Municipal Airport.
Aerion Park will form a new global headquarters and integrated campus for research, design, build and maintenance of the company’s supersonic aircraft. The new project involves a multi-year $300 million investment that is expected to generate at least 675 jobs in Florida by 2026.
Three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz--signed a letter urging Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson to prevent any of the $10 billion in airport grants passed in the (CARES) Act to be used for contracts with Chinese-owned or subsidized companies.
“The Maritime Administration's Small Shipyard Grant Program is designed to support small shipyard projects that make capital and related improvements or provide training for workers in shipbuilding, ship repair, and associated industries,” Castor’s office noted.
“These funds will help airport operators meet ongoing needs and manage current construction projects as operating expenses increase and revenues plummet,” the congresswoman’s office noted.
AAA released a report showing gas prices in Florida dropped, on average, 3.5 cents a gallon in the past week and 60 cents a gallon over the last two months.
This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced that airports in South Florida will get more than $342 million in federal funds from the stimulus package that the White House and Congress agreed to at the end of last month.
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.”
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and international trade wars, gas prices continue to drop across Florida according to a new report from AAA.