On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., came out swinging at the Biden administration, particularly U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg over potentially imposing a mileage tax and raising the gas tax. Buttigieg seemed to open...
The resolutions were introduced two weeks ago by Pennsylvania Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler. Diaz-Balart and U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, are the original co-sponsors in the House.
The campaign, Highway Heroes, involves a multimedia campaign, outreach materials mailed directly to commercial driver license holders and a new website with resources to educate drivers on how to identify victims and report suspected human trafficking.
Diaz-Balart said the county would get $99.9 million from the federal government to help on the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project which is part of the SMART Plan. The money will come through a Federal Trade Administration (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program.
Frankel, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced on Friday the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will send Palm Tran $50,701,790. The money comes from the “CARES Act,” the $2.3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package which Congress and the White House agreed on at the end of March.
Mucarsel-Powell noted that the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) and Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will be getting $325,989,054. The funds will be coming from the $2.3 trillion CARES Act that Congress and the White House agreed to at the end of March.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced the funds on Friday. The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will send the money through its Capital Investment Grant program.
“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."
The funds are coming from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program to back “projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, and construct bus-related facilities.”