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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • Cannon defends his high-speed reversal

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott said his decision last week to deep-six the $2.7 billion high-speed rail line last week was based in parton a state ridership study that painted a rosy picture of 3 million annual passengers taking the Orlando to Tampa...
  • Sometimes a deal just won’t die: LaHood gives Florida another week on rail

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite the gnashing of teeth last night, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday he had met with Gov. Rick Scott this morning and was giving Florida one more week to think about high-speed rail. Scott, of course, has...
  • 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,...
  • Scott’s SunRail freeze becomes leverage with Florida Legislature

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott isdelayinga final decision aboutwhether to let the$1.2 billion SunRail commuter train in Central Florida move forward until mid-summer, long after the 60-day legislative session ends. The governor has kept $235...
  • Rocky’s Replay delivers in new home

     
    Rocky's Replay returns, with beer and smoking inside again....
  • 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...
  • Charley may be gone, but toll keeps climbing

    -------------------- 7:22 a.m. Early today, 391,000 people remained without power, said Kristy Campbell, spokeswoman at the state emergency management center. One of three hospitals shut down by the storm, Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte,...
  • Rick Chesser: Problems are growing; Address tough issues now

    South Florida's development pattern has favored the automobile and as a result, continued growth has generated more and more vehicles on the region's roadway network. Growth in freight generates more trucks on the region's roadway network, for both long-...