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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • Broward County planners say Dixie Highway may be sole stimulus project

    Broward County expects to receive $40 million for roads and bridges from the federal stimulus plan and, if transportation planners have their way, they'll spend it all on one massive project. Construction of a Dixie Highway overpass could start this year...
  • High-speed scenarios too costly

    High-speed scenarios too costly
    As I'm clicking through the survey, I want to answer yes. But question after question about whether I would take a high-speed rail line between Orlando and Tampa, I find myself answering no. In eight scenarios laid out by the survey from the Florida...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...