FEMA approved three grants to cover seven projects.
Chao said ports in 15 states and territories will get these funds including the Port of Palm Beach.
The bulk of the funds--$75,138,973--will go to Washington County to help nine projects to repair roads.
"It’s still a little early to know what, if any, impacts Hurricane Delta will have on gas prices in Florida," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. "For now, wholesale gasoline prices are at a level that could allow pump prices to drop another five cents in the short term. However, prices in the coming weeks will likely be swayed by news coming out of the Gulf Coast, as crews assess any storm damage to refineries and pipelines."
"It’s not uncommon for gas prices to suddenly jump at the end/beginning of the month," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group on Monday. "That’s because many retailers enter into new monthly contracts on fuel deliveries, which can come with a higher price tag.
“Gas prices are following their seasonal trend of declining during the fall," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. "With summer over and school back in session, Americans typically begin to cutback on road trips. The combination of lower fuel demand and strong gasoline supply levels is keeping downward pressure on prices at the pump."
The funds come from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Chao announced 80 airports in 25 states will get $335 million from the FAA.
More than half of the funds--$16.6 million--will go to Washington County for “permanent repairs to hurricane-damaged roadways including resurfacing, embankment washout repairs, shoulder re-works and ditch cleaning.”
U.S. Sen. Maria Carwell, D-Wash., introduced the “Fly Safe and Healthy Act” which would have temperature checks as part of Transport Security Administration (TSA) screenings.
"Gas prices have trickled lower since Labor Day weekend, which is traditionally the end of the summer driving season," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. "Florida drivers may see the state average slip below $2.10 this week. However, there are opposing forces affecting the market. While expectations of lower seasonal demand has helped pressure prices lower, gasoline supplies have also recently dipped, which led to strong gains in wholesale gas prices last week."