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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • 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...
  • Drivers fume over blocked Davie Blvd. intersections

    Drivers fume over blocked Davie Blvd. intersections
    Q: Can signs be put up warning drivers not to block the intersections of Davie Boulevard at Andrews Avenue and Southwest Fourth Avenue adjacent to the Florida East Coast Railway crossing? Rush hour traffic backs up daily because drivers get stuck in the...
  • Ramp to Sawgrass no longer free

    Ramp to Sawgrass no longer free
    Q: Why are they putting toll booths on the southbound on-ramp to the Sawgrass Expressway from Pat Salerno Drive? That ramp has always been free since they built it. It will change driving patterns and more traffic will go to Sunrise Boulevard to avoid the...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Palm Beach County buses get green lights in order to run on time

    Palm Beach County buses get green lights in order to run on time
    People who rely on public transportation to get to work and school need buses that run on time. To make sure that happens, Palm Beach County will soon try out a system that keeps traffic signals green for buses long enough for them to get through an...