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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • An opportunity to learn more about the Ultimate I4

    An opportunity to learn more about the Ultimate I4
    Few projects seem likely to have as much impact on the lives on local residents, both in the short and long term, as the $2.3 billion construction plan called the I-4 Ultimate Project, which involves the expansion of that major highway. The construction...
  • 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...
  • Bike lanes should be wider

    Bike lanes should be wider
    I thought the article by Andy Reid reflecting on the spike in bicycle-related injuries was a well-balanced primer on the subject of bicycle transportation in Palm Beach County. It is true that it would cost taxpayers plenty to buy easements to expand...
  • Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership

    Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership
    SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours. Maitland isn't one of those. According to July ridership numbers from SunRail, the Maitland station had 3,172 passengers, the...
  • Back to School Safety Fair set for Sept. 13

    The Dori Slosberg/Safe Roads Task Force's "Back to School" Safety Fair is set for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park, 6415 N. Ocean Drive. With a growing number of residents and visitors occupying A1A in Broward and Palm Beach...
  • Miami rail link deserves state funding

    Miami rail link deserves state funding
    If there's one decision the Florida Department of Transportation should backtrack on, it's the refusal to use state funds to build a needed link that will bring commuter rail service to downtown Miami. At issue is the $44 million needed to build a...
  • 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...
  • City OKs townhomes on Military Trail

    The intersection of Military Trail and Spanish River Boulevard will get busier now that Boca Raton City Council has approved 75 new for-sale townhouses. And work has already started on the Spanish River Boulevard Interchange for Interstate 95. Spanish...