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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Death of shuttle is killing Titusville

    Death of shuttle is killing Titusville
    TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish. The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue. "I...
  • 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...
  • Amtrak ejects South Florida traveler

    Amtrak ejects South Florida traveler
    It may seem like getting kicked off a commuter train only happens in the movies, but a South Florida woman recently found out the hard way that it happens in real life. Whether Josephine Savir, 63, of Hallandale and her son deserved to be removed by a...
  • New runway tunnel lights adjust with conditions outside

    Q: I have not seen anything written about the danger posed driving through the new runway tunnels on U.S. 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on sunny days. One must drive in very bright sunlight, then under a bridge where it is...
  • 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...
  • FDOT offers fans way to prepare for bowl traffic

     
    FDOT offers fans way to prepare for bowl traffic...
  • 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...
  • 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...