Thursday, April 9, 2020
On Thursday, the Florida delegation held a meeting to focus on tourism which remains the biggest industry in the Sunshine State. The two chairmen of the delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan--set up the meeting...
The U.S. Department of Transportation is sending $66 million to Florida through “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development” (BUILD) grants. While Jacksonville’s and Miami’s ports are benefiting from the funds, one of the biggest winners is Orlando’s Lake Nona neighborhood.
“The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state. Proposals are reviewed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) and chosen by the governor to help meet workforce or infrastructure needs in the community to which they are awarded,” the governor’s office noted. 
AAA released a study on Monday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.40 at the start of the week, down four cents from the week before. 
The center will include a wellness plaza, a Zen garden, outdoor training turf, an outdoor classroom, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor climbing wall, an indoor/outdoor demonstration kitchen, a daylight public concourse, childcare facilities and a sports performance area.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., the top Republican on the U.S. Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced this week that Miami-Dade County is getting more than $20 million from the federal government for the Underline Project.
From his seat on the U.S. House Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., announced that the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is getting $20 million for port infrastructure improvements which could create up to 15,000 new jobs.
On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin Thibault broke ground on a flyover at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB).
With November here and holiday travel season now on the horizon, gas prices rose slightly in Florida over the past week according to a study from AAA released on Monday.
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.