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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Scott’s SunRail freeze becomes leverage with Florida Legislature

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is delaying a final decision about whether 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....
  • Scott’s SunRail delay costs taxpayers $5 million

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott announced two weeks ago he was delaying the $1.2 billion SunRail project at least until the summer to take “additional time for a review of the costs and public concerns about this project.” His office...
  • Scott names new transportation chief – finally

     
    It took him more than four months, but Gov. Rick Scott has finally named a new secretary of transportation. He chose Ananth Prasad,  a guy who's been with DOT for most of the last 20 years. Prasad was one of three candidates advanced in February by the...
  • A Q&A with Gov. Rick Scott on his SunRail decision

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Facing a June deadline to make a decision on whether to allow construction contracts to go forward, Gov. Rick Scott has only a few weeks to decide the fate of Central Florida’s $1.2 billion SunRail commuter-rail line, as tea...
  • ORMC launches teen driver-safety course

     
    You may have heard the statistics, but when it comes to teen drivers the numbers are a sobering reminder that the roads are deadly, especially for boys.Did you know, for instance, that: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-...
  • Bike commuters can get reimbursed in an emergency

     
    From B3 Cafe comes this tip: reThink Your Commute reThink is a program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation. They promoting alternative modes of transportation as a way to decrease congestion, improve air quality, conserve natural...
  • 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-...