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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough

    Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough
    The easy part of improving Central Florida's most dangerous roads for pedestrians involves concrete — and officials say that time and money should bring the needed sidewalks, median islands, streetlights and crosswalks. The tougher part:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Death of shuttle is killing Titusville

    Death of shuttle is killing Titusville
    TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish. The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue. "I...