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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Sanford police confirm SunRail train struck and killed man, not freight train

    Sanford police confirm SunRail train struck and killed man, not freight train
    DEBARY — Sanford Police have confirmed that a SunRail train struck and killed a man last night, which caused delays to the train service this morning. Officers originally said a freight train ran over the man late Thursday night. The man's...
  • SunRail 'near miss' video released

    SunRail 'near miss' video released
    Video showing a SunRail train using its emergency brakes last week to avoid striking a vehicle on the tracks in Orlando has been released. The "near miss" happened near Highland Avenue and North Orange Avenue at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Florida Department of...
  • Wrong-way crashes spur road agencies to action

    Wrong-way crashes spur road agencies to action
    The lethal nature of crashes caused by wrong-way drivers — illustrated recently by a pair of horrific wrecks — takes a heavy toll on families and friends left to grieve their loss. But they also carry an expensive financial price tag...
  • Dump truck catches fire on I-75 in Pembroke Pines, causes lane closures

    A dump truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon on northbound Interstate 75, causing lane closures in Pembroke Pines. The truck went ablaze around 3:25 p.m. at the Sheridan Street east exit, according to the Florida Department of Transportation website....
  • Biker without helmet killed after Harley-Davidson hits car

    Biker without helmet killed after Harley-Davidson hits car
    A Polk County man was killed Tuesday after the Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was riding while not wearing a helmet crashed into a Pontiac Vibe that pulled into his path on Cypress Parkway near Kissimmee, deputies said. Robert Lee Heery, 60, of Winter...
  • Pompano approves Barefoot Mailman statue for bridge

    Pompano Beach is looking to honor its history with a sculpture that pays homage to its original mail carriers. A bronze Barefoot Mailman statue is in the works for the city's newly renovated Hillsboro Inlet bridge. The bridge has received a series of...
  • New I-595 warning gates hit 105 times by drivers

    New I-595 warning gates hit 105 times by drivers
    The signs on the Interstate 595 warning gates say: "Do Not Enter." But that hasn't stopped drivers from plowing into the gates 105 times since March 26, when the new reversible express lanes opened, state records show. The 9.5-mile stretch of...
  • Friday's Bulletin Board

    Friday The Croods, 8 to 9:30 p.m. at ArtsPark Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. Free. Call 954-921-3500. Echos Myron opening reception, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. $7 adults; $4 students, seniors...
  • Upgrades slow for traffic signal mast arms

    Upgrades slow for traffic signal mast arms
    Almost a decade after Broward County's traffic signals were battered and broken by Hurricane Wilma, about half are still held up by wires. And it won't change any time soon. The county is upgrading about seven to 10 intersections a year with the sturdier...
  • Tri-Rail moving ahead with coastal railroad expansion

    Tri-Rail moving ahead with coastal railroad expansion
    A plan to expand Tri-Rail service would deliver commuters smack in the center of downtowns from West Palm Beach to Miami. A proposed Tri-Rail service, called the "Coastal Link," would use the train tracks running through coastal downtown communities...
  • Richard Blattner: Airport exit-ramp debacle hurts cities

    Richard Blattner: Airport exit-ramp debacle hurts cities
    As everyone knows by now, there is no longer a direct route to southbound US 1 out of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. Everyone — especialy residents of Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach — wants to know how such a thing could...