“Tampa and Hillsborough County are on the frontlines of combating the coronavirus,” said Castor on Thursday. “It is vital that Congress speed significant resources directly to Tampa and Hillsborough County to take care of our neighbors."
With Floridians driving less due to Gov. Ron DeSantis issuing a statewide stay-at-home executive order earlier this week, AAA offered tips to drivers across the Sunshine State.
“Due to a reduction in traffic throughout Florida during the fight against COVID-19, FDOT will expedite crucial improvements to the state’s transportation system and provide much needed jobs,” the FDOT announced on Wednesday.
Scott also urged airlines to use taxpayer dollars they receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act wisely. His office promised Scott “will be vigilant in making sure any federal funds received from the CARES Act are not abused.”
With Floridians staying home due to the coronavirus crisis, gas prices continue to drop across the state.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a list of provisions in the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that, his office insisted, “will be critical to the state of Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.”
On Monday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced a Consumer Protection investigation into allegations of misleading and potentially dangerous sales pitches by Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL).
With the nation still responding to coronavirus, the price of crude oil has dropped to the lowest it has been in 18 years while gas prices in Florida are the lowest they have been since 2016.
AAA and the Auto Club Group have suspended physical access to branch offices in Florida due to coronavirus but is continuing many of its services, including emergency roadside service.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) announced on Thursday they will temporarily not accept cash as a form of payment for tolls due to the threat of coronavirus.