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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Dockery: Haridopolos’ high-speed reversal meant to sow confusion

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos' sudden reversal on whether Florida should press forward with a high-speed rail project slated to create 24,000 jobs by connecting Orlando and Tampa is starting to draw some heat. Haridopolos, R...
  • Steel sea wall for A1A in Flagler Beach?

     
    State transportation officials will hold a public meeting next week to discuss a possible project for the beach-erosion prone stretch of State Road A1A in Flagler Beach. The $6.275 million proposal calls for replacing about 900 feet ofgranite rock...
  • Democrats call Scott a job-killer over high-speed punt

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Democratic lawmakers are blasting Gov. Rick Scott for his decision to punt $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money. Republican legislative leaders in Tallahassee convinced rank-and-filelawmakers to go along with the $1.2...