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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • FDOT wants to build lots of roads — and toll them

     
    By David Royce, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With bids for new road building projects coming in at “historically low levels,” Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Monday that now is the time for the state to...
  • Central Florida free class offered on safe driving for teens

     
    I don't have a teen driver yet, but I'm already worried about it, with all the distractions teenagers have these days. If you have the same worries, you and your teen driver might want to attend free a class next week that will help teens learn to drive...
  • 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...
  • High-speed scenarios too costly

    High-speed scenarios too costly
    As I'm clicking through the survey, I want to answer yes. But question after question about whether I would take a high-speed rail line between Orlando and Tampa, I find myself answering no. In eight scenarios laid out by the survey from the Florida...
  • SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down

    SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down
    Amtrak backed off its demands Wednesday for an ironclad insurance deal with SunRail, clearing the tracks for the Central Florida commuter train to roll again toward a startup in 2013. The national carrier dropped its opposition to the $1.2 billion...
  • 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...
  • Daniel Vasquez: Free Florida 511 iPhone app makes driving a breeze

    Hate traffic much? The free Florida 511 app for iPhone will help, offering up-to-the-minute information on local crash scenes, construction zones and other traffic hazards. Florida 511 for iPhone (and iPad) was developed by the Florida Department of...
  • Amtrak ejects South Florida traveler

    Amtrak ejects South Florida traveler
    It may seem like getting kicked off a commuter train only happens in the movies, but a South Florida woman recently found out the hard way that it happens in real life. Whether Josephine Savir, 63, of Hallandale and her son deserved to be removed by a...
  • 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...
  • 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...