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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Bike lanes: Needed? Not needed? Same guy says both

     
    As Central Florida continues the debate over bike lanes (see this story from this past weekend's paper), it's worth looking at how we got here. Personally, I like bike lanes. I don't necessarily blame others for not wanting to use them. But the debate...
  • FBA warns: Action Needed to Save Bike-Ped Funding

     
    Florida's bicyclists need to get involved if they want to save funding for bike trails....
  • Florida’s next governor faces crippling budget picture

     
    Whoever wins the race to replace Gov. Charlie Crist is going to inherit a river of red ink and little ability to make good on any campaign pledges that come attached to dollar signs. When legislators wrote their $70.4 billion budget in April, they...
  • Rubio builds his senate team

     
    WASHINGTON — Incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced eight new hires today, including Sally Canfield, a former policy director to Mitt Romney, who will serve a similar role for Florida's next Republican senator. Here's background information...
  • Mike Lasché appointed to state Bike/Ped Partnership Council

     
    Mike Lasché, of Sarasota, has been named to the new Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council to represent the state cycling community. The Council’s formation was announced on April 8. It will make policy recommendations to FDOT an...
  • Dockery: Haridopolos’ high-speed reversal meant to sow confusion

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos' sudden reversal on whether Florida should press forward with a high-speed rail project slated to create 24,000 jobs by connecting Orlando and Tampa is starting to draw some heat. Haridopolos, R...
  • Steel sea wall for A1A in Flagler Beach?

     
    State transportation officials will  hold a public meeting next week to discuss a possible project for the beach-erosion prone stretch of State Road A1A in Flagler Beach. The $6.275 million proposal calls for replacing about 900 feet of granite rock...
  • Democrats call Scott a job-killer over high-speed punt

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Democratic lawmakers are blasting Gov. Rick Scott for his decision to punt $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money. Republican legislative leaders in Tallahassee convinced rank-and-file lawmakers to go along with the $1.2...
  • Cannon defends his high-speed reversal

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott said his decision last week to deep-six the $2.7 billion high-speed rail line last week was based in part on a state ridership study that painted a rosy picture of 3 million annual passengers taking the Orlando to Tampa...
  • Sometimes a deal just won’t die: LaHood gives Florida another week on rail

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite the gnashing of teeth last night, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday he had met with Gov. Rick Scott this morning and was giving Florida one more week to think about high-speed rail. Scott, of course, has...
  • Scott: Port expansion sends a message, SunRail still on hold

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Last week, Gov. Rick Scott deep-sixed the $2.7 billion high-speed rail line between Orlando and Tampa. This week, he took his first tour of the Florida Department of Transportation, the agency that has worked on the project for years,...