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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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 of granite rock...
  • 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...
  • Alley lease hearing tonight

     
    We still don???t know the key details ??? like how much the state would get or how much tolls would rise ??? but another public hearing on the possible long-term lease of Alligator Alley to a private concessionaire will be......
  • Marlins give away tickets to promote seatbelt use

     
    Law enforcement officials gave tickets to students at North Miami Beach Senior High on Friday. But they were tickets ??? well, vouchers for tickets ??? to future Marlins games. As part of the Marlins??? ???Click It or Ticket??? Days this......
  • Crist vetoes $371 million in lawmakers’ priorities including UCF money

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With little pomp and no public availability, Gov. Charlie Crist signed the state's $70 billion state budget Friday, vetoing $371 million in lawmaker spending priorities. Crist's list of line-item cuts include a $160 million sweep of...
  • 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...
  • 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-file lawmakers 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 part on a state ridership study that painted a rosy picture of 3 million annual passengers taking the Orlando to Tampa...
  • 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...
  • 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-...