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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • First lawsuit in 11-death I-75 crash targets FHP, FDOT

    First lawsuit in 11-death I-75 crash targets FHP, FDOT
    Two state agencies face a negligence lawsuit over a series of crashes that claimed nearly a dozen lives on Interstate 75 and resulted in a report that found inadequate training and procedural problems. Gainesville attorney Christopher Chestnut said...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Setting the course for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

    Setting the course for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
    John Nigro of Fort Lauderdale-based Show Management is director of land, booth display exhibits and operations manager for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show, a role he's held for the past decade. The show runs from Oct. 27 to Oct 31 and...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers need to keep Tri-Rail funding on track

    ISSUE: Tri-Rail's fate still hangs in the balance. The Florida Department of Transportation's track record on commuter rail services is a dubious one at best. In recent weeks, DOT has bullied South Florida officials for seeking new revenue for Tri-Rail...
  • Judge tosses thousands of citations, fumes at toll 'injustice'

    Judge tosses thousands of citations, fumes at toll 'injustice'
    An irate judge wiped the books Tuesday of several thousand citations handed out to drivers accused of skipping tolls because their dashboard transponders malfunctioned. Circuit Judge John Galluzzo accused the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority...
  • State: Rehear toll-tickets case

    The Florida Department of Transportation said a judge far exceeded his authority when he threw out thousands of traffic tickets and asked him Friday to take back his ruling. Circuit Judge John Galluzzo struck a blow for drivers with malfunctioning toll...
  • A Clarification of DOT's Clarification

    You have been forwarded an email from the Florida Department of Transportation District IV Secretary James Wolfe concerning misconceptions regarding the $2 car rental fee. I would appreciate the opportunity to clarify some of the misconceptions that...
  • Big Misconception: Tri-Rail's woes aren't coming from the state

    I am concerned that a one-sided perspective is going around about the proposed reallocation of the $2 Rental Car Surcharge. People should form an opinion on an important policy decision such as this based on a full knowledge of the facts. I would like...