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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • State attorney to investigate expressway authority board members

    State Attorney Jeff Ashton intends to investigate a complaint that three board members of Orlando's road-building agency may have broken the law by privately plotting to oust Executive Director Max Crumit from the job he held for nearly two years. A...
  • 4 cities plan to offer 'FlexBus' service at SunRail stations without Lynx

    4 cities plan to offer 'FlexBus' service at SunRail stations without Lynx
    After a falling out with Lynx, four Central Florida cities plan to put together their own on-demand shuttle service to take passengers to and from SunRail stations. City officials in Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry and Longwood have agreed to...
  • Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail

    Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail
    It's only a half-mile, but the bicycle path that the state has committed to build next summer in downtown Titusville could be the beginning of a trail that cuts through the heart of Central Florida and connects the east and west coasts. "This is the...
  • Walking our roads could kill you

    Walking our roads could kill you
    Central Florida's roads run red with pedestrian blood. Nowhere in America are pedestrians at greater risk of being struck and seriously injured or killed. Nowhere are drivers more likely to suffer the life-changing split second of taking someone's...
  • Oops: 'Flordia' misspelling makes it to I-95 sign

    Maybe it's a sign of the times. Here's the new exit sign the Florida Department of Transportation was going to install on Interstate-95 in Jacksonville, reports First Coast News in Jacksonville. Florida is misspelled ... TWICE. In one sign. It's...
  • 1st SunRail car soon on its way to Sanford

    The first Central Florida sighting of the SunRail commuter train — at least part of it — is only a few weeks away. A rail car with all the official decals and splashes of yellow, blue and orange paint is about to depart the upstate New...
  • 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...
  • Belle Isle’s school crossing guards win state honor

     
    From colleague Steve Hudak… Belle Isle’s corps of school crossing guards recently earned state recognition as the top small agency in Florida. The crossing guards, who help children make their way to and from school every day, was nominated...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says

    Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says
    Ask Marcia! Sun Sentinel career and workplace writer Marcia Heroux Pounds answers YOUR questions about surviving in the office, finding a job, unemployment benefits and more. To submit your question, e-mail mpounds@SunSentinel.com. Please include your...