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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.

Charlie Crist: Feds Sending $3.5 Million to Albert Whitted Airport

The grant, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will specifically fund the installation of a runway vertical guidance system and runway rehabilitation.

Rick Scott Showcases Transportation Agenda in Letter to Pete Buttigieg

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg urging the department to prioritize projects that keep Americans safe, while boosting the return on investment for every taxpayer dollar. In his letter, Scott highlighted the need for the department to address the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund without raising taxes on the American people.

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.

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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LYNX Getting $75.5 Million from U.S. Department of Transportation

LYNX will use the funds to cover operating expenses, maintain service levels, and provide greater flexibility for transit personnel to take leave during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will also be used by LYNX to clean its buses and bus stations in order to minimize the chance that LYNX customers and employees could be exposed to COVID-19.
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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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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. 

Charlie Crist: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Getting Funds to Fight Human Trafficking

Crist announced the PSTA will be getting a $43,630 grant which will be used to “train PSTA employees to recognize the signs of human trafficking and assist law enforcement in catching abusers.”
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Val Demings, Darren Soto Secure DOT Funds for Wellness and Fitness Center in Lake...

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.
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DOT Sending $90 Million to Space Coast to Replace Cape Canaveral Spaceport Indian River...

The bridge provides a critical link between Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral and State Road 405, especially in the transportation of significant payload components.
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