Sunday, August 25, 2019
The topic of illegal immigrants obtaining Florida driving permits is an issue usually proposed by Democrats--but not this time as a Republican in the Legislature is championing the issue.
AAA released a report on Monday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.58 on Sunday, down nine cents from the week before and a drop of 12 cents over the past 11 days. This is 22 cents less than this time last year and well under the national average of $2.74 a gallon.
Officials from across Florida applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for announcing this week that it will award Space Florida $90 million for an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to replace the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Indian River Bridge with new, twin high-level bridges.
“As electric cars become more prevalent on our roads and highways, the development of these charging stations is essential to the success of our ever-evolving transportation system,” said DeSantis.
The bridge provides a critical link between Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral and State Road 405, especially in the transportation of significant payload components.
While the price of gas rose across the Sunshine State in the past week, AAA expects it to drop in the coming days.
U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross announced the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is sending a $12.25 million grant  for “critical infrastructure improvements needed to establish a maintenance training facility at Pensacola International Airport.”
On Monday, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) teamed up to crack down on speeding.
According to the Oil Price Information Service, while one refinery shut down on a precautionary basis, most of the refineries in Louisiana were not hurt by Tropical Storm Barry even as 73 percent of production in the Gulf of Mexico was temporarily stopped. However, evaluations are still ongoing.
The money will be used to cut down on noise which has impacted almost 100 homes around the airport.