Tuesday, July 7, 2020
AAA released a report on Tuesday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.60 on Sunday, the lowest in two months and considerably under the national average of $2.83 a gallon.
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.
The council released the report, which includes recommendations for the ports on environmental changes and highlights their role in helping Florida recover from natural disasters, on Tuesday.
In the letter, the members wrote that “CIMC-Tianda has already been found guilty of industrial espionage by a U.S. Federal District court in Houston, TX. The decision ruled that CIMC-Tianda misled a company into a transfer of its business and design information as it relates to passenger boarding bridges.
This week, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis turned his attention to how coronavirus is impacting the Sunshine State.
Still, after increasing 11 cents a gallon in the past week, AAA warned that gas prices should increase across Florida in the days to come. At $1.88 a gallon, Florida is still seeing lower prices than the national average which stood at $1.96 at the start of the week.
This is the first time a Small Shipyard grant, which were established back in 2008,  will be coming to Florida and Diaz-Balart is taking some of the credit. 
“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.”
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao, calling on her to grant funding through the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program to complete Phase II of the Tamiami Trail Modification Next Step project.
The Florida Ports Council released “Pathway to Prosperity: The 2019-2023 Five-Year Florida Seaport Mission Plan" which was prepared by the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Council.