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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • Wekiva Parkway deal still not signed; officials say not to worry, though

     
    Staff writer Dan Tracy just filed this report: What seems like a done deal almost never is when it comes to the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway. Last month, the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority approved an agreement with the state to build the most...
  • Mica takes to I-4 rest stop to tout transportation bill

     
    Dan Tracy just filed this report: LONGWOOD – Give U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, credit for picking an unusual spot for a press conference. He fielded questions today from the news media next to Interstate 4 at the westbound rest stop just...
  • FDOT offers fans way to prepare for bowl traffic

     
    FDOT offers fans way to prepare for bowl traffic...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Rubio builds his senate team

     
    WASHINGTON — Incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced eight new hires today, including Sally Canfield, a former policy director to Mitt Romney, who will serve a similar role for Florida's next Republican senator. Here's background information...
  • Mike Lasché appointed to state Bike/Ped Partnership Council

     
    Mike Lasché, of Sarasota, has been named to the new Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council to represent the state cycling community. The Council’s formation was announced on April 8. It will make policy recommendations to FDOT an...
  • Dockery: Haridopolos’ high-speed reversal meant to sow confusion

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos' sudden reversal on whether Florida should press forward with a high-speed rail project slated to create 24,000 jobs by connecting Orlando and Tampa is starting to draw some heat. Haridopolos, R...
  • Steel sea wall for A1A in Flagler Beach?

     
    State transportation officials will hold a public meeting next week to discuss a possible project for the beach-erosion prone stretch of State Road A1A in Flagler Beach. The $6.275 million proposal calls for replacing about 900 feet ofgranite rock...
  • Democrats call Scott a job-killer over high-speed punt

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Democratic lawmakers are blasting Gov. Rick Scott for his decision to punt $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money. Republican legislative leaders in Tallahassee convinced rank-and-filelawmakers to go along with the $1.2...