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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,...
  • Saturday's Bulletin Board

    Saturday All Booked Up: Hemingway's Girl, 10:30 a.m. at Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive. Free. Call 954-757-4207. Art Talk: Sunny Bak, 6 p.m. at Forre Fine Art Gallery, 1007 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Concert Series, 6 p.m. at Pine...
  • West Boca retail, schools, crime update

    Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th is coming to West Boca. The brand confirmed a spring 2015 opening in the former Loehmann's store in the Somerset Shoppes, 8903 Glades Road, Tiffany Bourré, director of external communications for Hudson's Bay Company said in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Airport Authority salutes vets, OKs new budget

    It was shock and awe for Boca Raton Pilots' director Jim Costa. "I'm absolutely speechless," he said at the Boca Raton Airport Authority's Sept. 17 monthly meeting. Turns out Costa was only slightly premature about the $1,000 in the authority's 2014-...