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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Scott: Port expansion sends a message, SunRail still on hold

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Last week, Gov. Rick Scott deep-sixed the $2.7 billion high-speed rail line between Orlando and Tampa. This week, he took his first tour of the Florida Department of Transportation, the agency that has worked on the project for years,...
  • Florida ranks No. 12 for cyclists

     
    Florida Soars in U.S. Bicycle-Friendly State Rankings - State jumps 20 spots to rank 12th in the nation - TALLAHASSEE – Florida jumped 20 places to rank 12th in the nation among the most bicycle-friendly states, according to the League of American...
  • Florida’s next governor faces crippling budget picture

     
    Whoever wins the race to replace Gov. Charlie Crist is going to inherit a river of red ink and little ability to make good on any campaign pledges that come attached to dollar signs. When legislators wrote their $70.4 billion budget in April, they...
  • Mike Lasché appointed to state Bike/Ped Partnership Council

     
    Mike Lasché, of Sarasota, has been named to the new Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council to represent the state cycling community. The Council’s formation was announced on April 8. It will make policy recommendations to FDOT an...
  • Bike commuters can get reimbursed in an emergency

     
    From B3 Cafe comes this tip: reThink Your Commute reThink is a program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation. They promoting alternative modes of transportation as a way to decrease congestion, improve air quality, conserve natural...
  • Bike lanes: Needed? Not needed? Same guy says both

     
    As Central Florida continues the debate over bike lanes (see this story from this past weekend's paper), it's worth looking at how we got here. Personally, I like bike lanes. I don't necessarily blame others for not wanting to use them. But the debate...
  • FBA warns: Action Needed to Save Bike-Ped Funding

     
    Florida's bicyclists need to get involved if they want to save funding for bike trails....
  • County Commission moves ahead with redevelopment plan once backed by Koons

     
    Palm Beach County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to move ahead with a West Palm Beach development project that lost its biggest supporter when scandal forced former commissioner Jeff Koons to resign in August. The commission agreed to start negotiating...