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FEMA Sending FDOT $123.6 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

This brings FEMA's total grants for the department's Hurricane Michael-related expenses to $179 million.
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FDOT Completes Construction on Regional Rail Trail in East Central Florida

With the completion of this final segment, the East Central Regional Rail Trail is now the longest paved rail trail in the state.
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Ron DeSantis Names Dr. Mark Rains as Florida’s Chief Science Officer

Joining the governor and Dr. Rains for the announcement were Florida Department of Environmental Protection Sec. Noah Valenstein, Florida Department of Transportation Sec. Kevin Thibault, South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Rodney Barreto.

Ron DeSantis Calls for CDC to Rescind No-Sail Order, Plans to Use Stimulus Funds...

“The federal government has provided guidance to all other passenger transportation modes and other industries; however, it has failed to issue guidance for the cruise industry to assist in its recovery,” the governor’s office noted.
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FEMA Sending $17.1 Million to Florida Government for Hurricane Michael Recovery

FDC is receiving $6,458,521 in reimbursement for the cost of responding to the disaster. This is the completion of an expedited project, initially awarded in August 2019 at 50 percent of eligible costs incurred.
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Mike Reininger Becomes CEO of Brightline Holdings

The new holding company will oversee strategy for the company across various geographies and advance plans for expansion into new markets with new systems and a fully integrated mobility offering to bring in more travelers.
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Jason Brodeur Wants to Protect Little Wekiva River

Brodeur’s bill would require the state to study just how much sediment is in the river and its effect on its overall health.

Ron DeSantis: $90 Million in Federal Funds Headed to Space Coast to Help Infrastructure

This announcement was applauded by Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello, NASA, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Sec. Kevin Thibault as well as space industry partners at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This grant agreement will be used to enhance the connectivity and mobility of Florida’s Space Coast.
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Opposition Grows to New Toll Roads Across Florida

Just a year ago, the Florida Legislature passed what then-Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, considered its key piece of legislation: a bill that would create three new toll roads. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill but now a year later opposition is stronger than ever.
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Brightline to Have Stop at Walt Disney World

Details, including the design of the station. are still to be worked out but this is a large step for the train company as it tries to expand across Florida.
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Ron DeSantis Showcases State Resources for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans

“We continue working to ensure Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state, offering programs that support Florida’s hardworking, well-trained, and skilled veterans who make great contributions toward Florida’s workforce and economy,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “I encourage all veteran small businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the state resources available to support their growth”
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FEMA Sending Another $4.2 Million to Help Franklin County Recover From Hurricane Michael

The funds will reimburse the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for replacing 1,160 feet of asphalt on the two-lane road and rebuilding the shoulder, both of which were damaged by a nine-foot storm surge during the storm. The road also was damaged by Hurricane Hermine in 2016.
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