Tuesday, July 7, 2020
“Northeast Florida, with its intricate network of railways, highways, and ports, remains a hotbed for federal investment and economic growth,” said Rutherford. “Following other major awards to the region, this grant will ease congestion downtown and clear rail obstructions near major hospitals.
Some analysts say the program could cost the U.S. economy $93 trillion.
The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved ratification of agreement for Brightline--which will soon be relabeled Virgin Trains--to build a station at PortMiami by the end next year.
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out the “Freedom from Regulating Edible Supplies and Horticulture Trucking Act” (FRESH Trucking Act) which, he insists, will “improve safety conditions for commercial agricultural drivers by eliminating harmful regulations that can result in dangerous driving practices and spoilage of products.”
With Floridians staying home due to the coronavirus crisis, gas prices continue to drop across the state.
AAA announced on Monday that the average gallon of gas in the Sunshine State cost $2.02 on Sunday, up from $1.90 at the start of last week. The national average stood at $2.10 a gallon on Sunday.
Diaz-Balart announced the federal funds coming to South Florida at the end of last week.
AAA and the Auto Club Group showcased the “Slow Down, Move Over" law which “requires passing motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.”
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, sounded an optimistic note on Monday, noting the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects gas prices to be less expensive this summer than last year.
“Through the RFS, the government created and subsidized a false market for ethanol fuels that is hurting Americans."