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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Wekiva Parkway deal still not signed; officials say not to worry, though

     
    Staff writer Dan Tracy just filed this report: What seems like a done deal almost never is when it comes to the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway. Last month, the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority approved an agreement with the state to build the most...
  • Mica takes to I-4 rest stop to tout transportation bill

     
    Dan Tracy just filed this report: LONGWOOD – Give U.S. Rep.  John Mica, R-Winter Park, credit for picking an unusual spot for a press conference. He fielded questions today from the news media next to Interstate 4 at the westbound rest stop just...
  • State axes plan for Lake Jesup bridge cyclists

     
    Citing public concern and cost, the Florida Department of Transportation has pulled back on a plan to let bicyclists ride on the State Road 417 bridge from Oviedo to Sanford over Lake Jesup. But the Pineda Causeway bike lanes in Brevard County are still a...
  • 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...
  • A Q&A with Gov. Rick Scott on his SunRail decision

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Facing a June deadline to make a decision on whether to allow construction contracts to go forward, Gov. Rick Scott has only a few weeks to decide the fate of Central Florida’s $1.2 billion SunRail commuter-rail line, as tea...
  • ORMC launches teen driver-safety course

     
    You may have heard the statistics, but when it comes to teen drivers the numbers are a sobering reminder that the roads are deadly, especially for boys.Did you know, for instance, that: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-...
  • Xway authority loses $8 mill a year in veto

     
    By Dan Tracy, Staff Writer Officials of the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority were surprised that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a long-standing agreement the agency has with the state Department of Transportation. Authority chairman Walter Ketcham...
  • State DOT chief sets SunRail ‘no bailout’ tour

     
    Florida's top transportation manager intends to barnstorm the Interstate 4 corridor soon, warning local governments that there will be no state bailout if they run short of money operating the planned SunRail commuter train. Ananth Prasad, secretary of...
  • Scott’s SunRail decision coming Friday

     
    My colleague Dan Tracy reports here that Gov. Rick Scott will announce his decision on SunRail Friday in St. Petersburg. So far, Scott's done a good job keeping a lid on what he plans to do, and I certainly wouldn't be surprised if he kills it. But it's a...
  • Express lanes can charge tolls on interstates

    Q: I remember during the Eisenhower administration, federal tax dollars were appropriated for the construction of Interstate 95 and other interstate highways. A big hullabaloo was reported in the newspapers about the statement that no state would...