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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • FDOT wants to build lots of roads — and toll them

     
    By David Royce, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With bids for new road building projects coming in at “historically low levels,” Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Monday that now is the time for the state to...
  • 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...
  • Central Florida free class offered on safe driving for teens

     
    I don't have a teen driver yet, but I'm already worried about it, with all the distractions teenagers have these days. If you have the same worries, you and your teen driver might want to attend free a class next week that will help teens learn to drive...
  • Boca Raton and county officials to discuss Palmetto Park Road Widening

     
    Boca Raton's City Council will meet with County Commission Thursday to try to hammer out an agreement on a controversial plan to widen Palmetto Park Road. The Council and many city residents along Palmetto Park Road oppose the project, saying......
  • Flagler residents holding meeting on beach erosion

     
    Tonight will be a public meeting by Save Flagler's Beach, a nonprofit group comprised of local residents who oppose further armoring of the beach where there has been a regular erosion problem. They were among some of the more outspoken people against a...
  • Scott’s new 7-step plan for jobs, slightly different from the last one

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a new 7-step plan for creating jobs at a steel business in Longwood Wednesday, and many of the proposals have been trickling out of his office for weeks. The highlights include plans to shape up troubled...
  • Expressway’s Snyder could be in trouble

     
    Dan Tracy just filed this report: The future employment of Mike Snyder, who has run the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority for seven years, could be in doubt. Right now, there appears to be two votes for keeping him in charge and two against on...
  • Siplin asks Scott to halt SunRail contracts

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, has asked Gov. Rick Scott to freeze contracts that have yet to be awarded by the state for the first phase of the SunRail project, writing that the state has virtually ignored small and minority-owned...
  • Panthers' concessions alcohol-free Sunday to promote drunk-driving awareness

     
    The Panthers??? game Sunday against Carolina will be a sobering experience. As a show of support for the state???s campaign against drunk driving, the evening will be alcohol-free at BankAtlantic Center. Well, partially. In recognition of the Florida...
  • 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...