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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Seminole has top school crossing guard program

     
    The Seminole County Sheriff's Office has been honored for the way it helps protect kids on their way to and from school. The Florida Department of Transportation says Seminole has the best school crossing guard program in the state and has named it...
  • 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 РGive 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Broward County planners say Dixie Highway may be sole stimulus project

    Broward County expects to receive $40 million for roads and bridges from the federal stimulus plan and, if transportation planners have their way, they'll spend it all on one massive project. Construction of a Dixie Highway overpass could start this year...
  • 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...
  • New Alligator Alley meeting scheduled

     
    If you care about the possible privatization of Alligator Alley, circle Sept. 17 on your calendar. The Florida Department of Transportation will hold another public forum from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Hyatt Bonaventure Resort in Weston. There will......
  • Rubio builds his senate team

     
    WASHINGTON — Incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced eight new hires today, including Sally Canfield, a former policy director to Mitt Romney, who will serve a similar role for Florida's next Republican senator. Here's background information...
  • Palm Beach County legislators consider local bills, hold hearing for public

     
    The last big, public opportunity for the public to present issues to the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation before the spring lawmaking session in Tallahassee is set for Thursday. The delegation will consider local bills ??? proposals for narrowly...