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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Bike commuters can get reimbursed in an emergency

     
    From B3 Cafe comes this tip: reThink Your Commute reThink is a program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation. They promoting alternative modes of transportation as a way to decrease congestion, improve air quality, conserve natural...
  • 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....
  • State axes plan for Lake Jesup bridge cyclists

     
    Citing public concern and cost, the Florida Department of Transportation has pulled back on a plan to let bicyclists ride on the State Road 417 bridge from Oviedo to Sanford over Lake Jesup. But the Pineda Causeway bike lanes in Brevard County are still a...
  • 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...
  • Wekiva Parkway deal still not signed; officials say not to worry, though

     
    Staff writer Dan Tracy just filed this report: What seems like a done deal almost never is when it comes to the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway. Last month, the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority approved an agreement with the state to build the most...
  • 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...