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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue

    New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue
    The first opportunity that motorists traveling east on Interstate 4 have to enter Winter Park, Amy Bradbury noted, is from he exit at Fairbanks Avenue. That means this commercial corridor is often the first impression that people have of the city when...
  • FDOT hosting public hearing in Groveland on resurfacing project

    Next week, the Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a public information meeting to explain ongoing plans for an upcoming highway resurfacing project. The meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 13  from 5-7 p.m. in the E.L. Puryear building at...
  • Winter Park looking to FDOT to improve bumpy rail crossings

    Winter Park looking to FDOT to improve bumpy rail crossings
    The arrival of SunRail has been hailed by Winter Park’s businesses and political leaders as a real boon to the city’s economy, bringing newcomers to the city and making the Winter Park train station the number one stop along the route. What&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail

    Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail
    It’s been an encouraging sign for the Florida Department of Transportation that they’re already getting the number of riders needed by the end of 2014 to make SunRail a success. In Winter Park, though, there’s another optimistic sign:...
  • SunRail platform ambassadors may be departing in July

    SunRail platform ambassadors may be departing in July
    SunRail's black-shirted platform agents - ambassadors as they're called - may not be around much longer. One of the agents told me last week that their jobs were ending shortly. Possibly by the end of next week. The agent pointed at a painted warning on...
  • Want to rent a SunRail train? Here's how

    Want to rent a SunRail train? Here's how
    I've heard a lot of people say how much they would like to ride SunRail on the weekend, or during weekday afternoons or nights when service is scaled back. Good news! You can! For a price. The Florida Department of Transportation isn't advertising...