U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced the funds on Friday. The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will send the money through its Capital Investment Grant program.
AAA released a look at gas prices in Florida on Monday and found the coronavirus continues to impact prices at the pump even as last week also began with an average of $1.89 per gallon across the state.
On Friday, Crist announced the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will get $21.8 million “for construction of the Tampa Bay region’s first-ever Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line which would run from downtown St. Petersburg to the beach.”
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.