Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Last week, the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) activated the first publicly-available electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot at the Florida Capitol, providing EV drivers with a new, no-cost charging solution while visiting the Capitol Complex area. 
On Sunday, a gallon of gas in the Sunshine State cost an average of $2.41, up from $2.33 at the start of last week. Across the nation, the average gallon of gas cost $2.47 on Sunday.
The proposal “doubles the fines for illegally passing a stopped school bus while students are getting on or off the bus and increases driver’s license suspension penalties.”
The new feature will let Floridians request rides even without the Uber app by calling 1-833-USE-UBER.
At the end of last week, U.S. Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao announced MARAD has awarded more than $280 million in grants through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program to help improve ports across the nation.
Industry analysts say Florida has emerged as the nation’s fourth-largest market for electric vehicle (EV) sales. 
While Florida remains under the national average of $2.44 a gallon, Mark Jenkins, a spokesman, for AAA and the Auto Club Group, warned that prices at the pump should rise soon. 
The bill was showcased on Thursday, stressing many Americans are not prepared for the changes that will take place later this year.
On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.39, up two cents from the start of last week but down six cents from the middle of last week. Across the nation, the average gallon of gas cost $2.44 at the start of this week.
“This funding supports transit agencies with identifying and adopting specific measures to address public safety in transit systems, including crime prevention, human trafficking, and operator assault,” Spano’s office noted.