DeSantis’ Refusal of Millions in Federal Transportation Dollars Called ‘Boneheaded’

Florida is the only state in the nation that refused its share of $6.4 billion in free money for transportation-related projects to curb tailpipe emissions across the state. The Tampa Bay Times editorial board called it a “boneheaded” decision that “is jarring for its ignorance, hypocrisy and nakedly political motivations.”

    Other factoids from the column:

  • Florida’s share of the money would $364 million
  • Florida ranks 15th among the states with the highest diesel fuel emissions
  • Florida commute times have grown 11% over the past decade
  • Transportation accounts for half of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions
  • Florida’s slice of the $6.4 billion would have been the third most allotted among the 50 states
  • The money could have been used for mass transit, pedestrian and bike trails, electronic toll booths, energy-efficient street lights, even electrical upgrades at port facilities

Gov. Ron “Bonehead” DeSantis has said that climate change is “politicization of the weather.” Florida DOT Secretary Jared “Bonehead” Perdue complained the program was an example of government overreach that was “the continued politicization of our roadways.”

This is another example of DeSantis selling out Florida’s citizens and future for the sake of his presidential ambitions. Just think of the wonderful things L’il Puddin’ Fingers could do as president ….


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