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Scott Franklin: DOT Sending $3.6 Million to Lakeland Linder International Airport

The airport averages approximately 110,000 annual operations and contributes $1.5 billion to the economy of central Florida.

Mario Diaz-Balart: DOT Sending $4.8 Million to Miami-Dade for Energy-Efficient Buses

Diaz-Balart is the top Republican on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, which funds this grant program for state and local governments under DOT.
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Elaine Chao: DOT Sending $13.2 Million to Port of Palm Beach

Chao said ports in 15 states and territories will get these funds including the Port of Palm Beach. 
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Kathy Castor: DOT Sending Almost $50 Million to Tampa, Hillsborough County

Castor said on Thursday that the DOT is sending Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants, previously called TIGER grants, to the city of Tampa and Hillsborough County. These are the only BUILD grants headed to the Sunshine State.

Marco Rubio Wants to Expand Aviation Workforce Training

On Monday, Rubio joined more than 25 senators led by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Mary., and U.S. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and is sending a letter to DOT and FAA urging them to fully implement two aviation workforce grant programs that were authorized in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization bill. 
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Reason Foundation Study Shows the State Can Make Billions With 50-Year Lease of the...

Robert Poole, the director of transportation at the foundation, wrote the study. He is based out of Plantation, Florida. 

DOT Sending Almost $4.9 Million to USF to Study, Help Reduce Traffic

Last summer, USF beat out more than 50 applicants across the nation for $7.5 million in federal funds which will be used for “advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.”
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Dan Webster: Transportation Department Sending Almost $20 Million to Port Tampa Bay

The money will be used to build Berth 214 and other projects including utility and stormwater improvements, dredging, a gantry crane rail extension and a new container gate. The projects are expected to cost around $55 million.
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Al Lawson: JTA Getting $15.2 Million in Stimulus Funds

On Friday, Lawson announced funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration will be headed to the First Coast to “help JTA with administrative leave costs due to reductions in service and the state-mandated quarantine.”
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Francis Rooney: Federal Funds Coming to Southwest Florida Airports

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., thanked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for sending grants to the Southwest Florida International Airport and Naples Municipal Airport.

Rick Scott: Next Round of Coronavirus Aid Needs to Crack Down on Fraud and...

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., released his list of priorities to be addressed in any potential Phase 4 coronavirus aid agreement, which include much-needed fiscal reforms and efforts to hold China accountable.
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White House Highlights Coronavirus Stimulus Funds Sent to Florida

“Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, Florida has received significant federal resources to appropriately respond to and slow the spread of COVID-19. The president will continue to direct this unprecedented level of critical support to help the state effectively protect healthcare workers and first responders, and save American lives,” a White House official said on Friday. 
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