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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Florida Transportation Secretary calls for pedestrian safety action

     Florida Transportation Secretary calls for pedestrian safety action
    Declaring that Florida is not safe for pedestrians or bicyclists, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Tuesday that his department is changing its road design and engineering principals on the state's dangerous roads. Prasad...
  • SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way

    SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way
    This is the year that transportation in Metro Orlando fundamentally changes. By May, the region is supposed to get its first commuter train, the $1.2 billion SunRail system that will link DeBary in Volusia County with downtown Orlando and Sand Lake Road...
  • Cities oppose DOT bill that allows SunRail development

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A few cities lined up Wednesday to oppose parts of a bill that would allow the state Department of Transportation to override local government land-use plans for development around the proposed SunRail train slated to run through...
  • Report: 2,000 state-owned trees illegally cut down to make room for billboards

    If 2,000 state-owned trees fall in the Panhandle and no one is around in Tallahassee to hear them, do they make a sound? Apparently not. That's because, contrary to popular thought, money does grow on trees. A grand jury can't determine who ordered...
  • Wildflowers have become a travel destination

    Wildflowers have become a travel destination
    Nowhere is nature's "Yay!" more apparent than a good display of wildflowers. Seeds are splitting, shoots are shooting, buds are unfolding to show the colorful petals they've concealed. It's happening everywhere from your back yard and your neighborhood to...
  • Group trying to rescue old Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys

    Group trying to rescue old Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys
    MARATHON — Retired truck driver Norm "Runaway Grandpa" Dille arrived at the old Seven Mile Bridge for his daily ritual. He walked about half a mile roundtrip before plunking down in a green plastic chair to gaze at nature's beauty and at Henry...
  • Auto Erotica: It's time to ban the motorcycle

    Auto Erotica: It's time to ban the motorcycle
    Photo by Lee Hershfield What if I were to tell you that the fatality rate for those of us who drive a car or truck is 14 out of every 100,000 drivers? That’s a distressing statistic but it’s far below what it once was. Now, what if I were to...
  • Public pressure kills water district's billboards push

    Public pressure kills water district's billboards push
    Public backlash over allowing billboards on public land convinced the South Florida Water Management District Tuesday to drop its controversial money-making venture. The district, which handles flood control and leads Everglades restoration, in December...
  • Widening of I-75 will destroy habitat for endangered wood storks

    Widening of I-75 will destroy habitat for endangered wood storks
    A quicker ride along Interstate 75 in Broward and Miami-Dade counties could come at the expense of endangered wood storks. A plan to widen a 17-mile stretch of the interstate would destroy 382 acres of foraging habitat for the birds, which have...
  • Another Florida transit official quits after high-speed rail rejection

    Another Florida transit official quits after high-speed rail rejection
    A second top state transportation manager has quit in the wake of Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa. Kevin Thibault, who also ran Florida's Turnpike, resigned Tuesday, effective May 6. Thibault was the...
  • Your car breaks down on a drug run. Who do you call?

    A man and a woman were en route to Fort Myers from a doctor's appointment in Tampa experienced car trouble in Manatee County. The couple was traveling with a hand-held safe holding $7,700 in prescription medication, reports The Bradenton Herald. The...