Craig introduced the bill, which U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are backing in the upper chamber, on Thursday.
"The good news for motorists is that gas prices could soon begin to slip lower," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group.
Webster and U.S. Rep. Michael Guest, R-Miss., are co-sponsoring the proposal which would “provide the General Services Administration (GSA) with flexibility to pilot the use of public-private partnerships.”
AAA noted the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.87 on Sunday, up from $2.72 a gallon at the start of last week and above the national average of $2.86 a gallon.
“The Stop Underrides Act would help prevent these terrible and all-too-often fatal truck-trailer accidents by ensuring that cars can no longer slide underneath trucks. I’m reminded of the death of Michael Higginbotham, who was killed in an underride crash in Memphis and whose parents, Randy and Laurie Higginbotham, have been urging Congress to take action on this long-overdue issue. By strengthening outdated requirements and requiring new trucks to be equipped with adequate rear, side and front guards, our bill will help save lives and avoid horrific injuries,” said Cohen.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg urging the department to prioritize projects that keep Americans safe, while boosting the return on investment for every taxpayer dollar. In his letter, Scott highlighted the need for the department to address the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund without raising taxes on the American people.
The new holding company will oversee strategy for the company across various geographies and advance plans for expansion into new markets with new systems and a fully integrated mobility offering to bring in more travelers.
The average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.61 on Sunday, the same as the start of last week. That is below the national average of $2.72 a gallon.
Back in September, Scott and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced the “Fly Safe and Healthy Act” which would have temperature checks as part of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screenings.
The assessment indicates that the state’s labor market is facing complex challenges – compounded by the steep decline in tourism – with varying effects across different industries, regions and income levels.