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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...
  • Alligator Alley rest stop to open in August

    Q: When will the new rest stop at mile marker 63 on Alligator Alley be completed and open? Bernie Conti, Davie A: The rest area, which will include a new base for rescue workers, should re-open by the end of August. It's located about 13 miles west of...
  • HOV rules suspended on I-95 south of Sunrise Blvd.

    Q: Are the HOV requirements still suspended on Interstate 95 in south Broward? The signs are still up in places north of Ives Dairy Road and no one knows whether they can move into the HOV lane at rush hour. When will the newest section of express lanes...
  • Will growing opposition stop rail project in its tracks?

    Will growing opposition stop rail project in its tracks?
    All aboard, Florida? Not exactly. It seems every time the folks from All Aboard Florida unveil pretty drawings of a shiny new station, another organized group sprouts to oppose the proposed Miami-to-Orlando rail service. It happened again last week....
  • HOV hours unlikely to be extended

    Q: Can you help explain why the HOV lane hours on Interstate 95 are only from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. With longer work hours and longer commutes in South Florida, it makes sense to extend the hours. In other metro areas around the country, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Seminole has top school crossing guard program

     
    The Seminole County Sheriff's Office has been honored for the way it helps protect kids on their way to and from school. The Florida Department of Transportation says Seminole has the best school crossing guard program in the state and has named it...