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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • Central Florida's Coast to Coast Connector eyes final stretch

    Central Florida's Coast to Coast Connector eyes final stretch
    The state's most ambitious recreation trail will take in Atlantic surf and rocket launches; manatees and springs; SunRail trains; Florida-style mountains; remote forests and charming towns; and the Gulf of Mexico near St. Petersburg. About 75 percent 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Parasailing rules, other laws kick in Wednesday

    TALLAHASSEE — Long-sought regulations on Florida's commercial parasailing industry, along with a measure about crimes against unborn children, are among 32 laws that go into effect Wednesday. Several new laws involve public-records exemptions,...
  • 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...
  • Tractor trailer jackknifes, causes major delays on I-95 in Broward

    Tractor trailer jackknifes, causes major delays on I-95 in Broward
    A Coca-Cola tractor trailer jackknifed Friday afternoon, causing major delays in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Broward. The accident happened at 3:15 p.m. just north of Sheridan Street, according to the Florida Department of Transportation...
  • Plan to add roundabouts on Hollywood Boulevard divides neighborhood

    Plan to add roundabouts on Hollywood Boulevard divides neighborhood
    Some residents claim Hollywood Boulevard has become a speedway, with cars barreling to and from the beach. City Hall has a possible solution: Two roundabouts, at 11th and 15th avenues, that would force traffic to slow down. There is also talk of...