According to a new report from AAA, at the start of the week, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $3.01, the same as over the Independence Day holiday weekend last week.
The airport averages approximately 110,000 annual operations and contributes $1.5 billion to the economy of central Florida.
“Each of the projects I submitted will benefit Palm Beach County and support our most underserved communities by making key infrastructure improvements,” said Frankel. “I am pleased that the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure saw the same value in these projects and included them in this critical infrastructure bill.”
“The TSA has no right to compel American travelers to disclose sensitive health information,” said Rutherford. “This includes vaccination records, or so-called ‘vaccine passports.’ Our freedoms as Americans must not be sacrificed under the guise of public safety.”
This brings FEMA's total grants for the department's Hurricane Michael-related expenses to $179 million.
“The price this Independence Day will be nearly a dollar more than last year. Pump prices last year were severely depressed due to low demand because of the pandemic. In 2019, holiday travelers paid an average price of $2.68,” AAA noted.
Diaz-Balart is the top Republican on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, which funds this grant program for state and local governments under DOT.
“This federal funding is a critical part of our efforts to help Central Florida recover swiftly from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Murphy. “As more Americans get vaccinated and return to air travel, our local airports must have the support they need to keep workers employed, businesses open, and our tourism economy thriving.”
More than 47.7 million Americans will take at least one domestic trip this Independence Day (July 1–5). This represents an increase of nearly 40% from last year, yet just 2.5 percent fewer than the 2019 holiday weekend.
"Florida drivers got a break from rising gas prices last week, and it appears that trend could continue this week," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group.