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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • ORMC launches teen driver-safety course

     
    You may have heard the statistics, but when it comes to teen drivers the numbers are a sobering reminder that the roads are deadly, especially for boys.Did you know, for instance, that: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-...
  • Xway authority loses $8 mill a year in veto

     
    By Dan Tracy, Staff Writer Officials of the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority were surprised that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a long-standing agreement the agency has with the state Department of Transportation. Authority chairman Walter Ketcham...
  • State DOT chief sets SunRail ‘no bailout’ tour

     
    Florida's top transportation manager intends to barnstorm the Interstate 4 corridor soon, warning local governments that there will be no state bailout if they run short of money operating the planned SunRail commuter train. Ananth Prasad, secretary of...
  • Scott’s SunRail decision coming Friday

     
    My colleague Dan Tracy reports here that Gov. Rick Scott will announce his decision on SunRail Friday in St. Petersburg. So far, Scott's done a good job keeping a lid on what he plans to do, and I certainly wouldn't be surprised if he kills it. But it's a...
  • Not everyone respects “ghost bikes”

     
    The state removed one in Bonita Springs in southwest Florida commemorating a cyclist killed April 17. A Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman said such ghost bikes create a safety issue by distracting drivers. I can almost hear the state saying...
  • Interest groups, pols react to Rick Scott’s SunRail decision

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Press releases are flowing in from capital area interest groups and politicians over Gov. Rick Scott's decision to green light the SunRail commuter rail project that he put on hold earlier this year. Republican-leaning groups commended...
  • FDOT wants to build lots of roads — and toll them

     
    By David Royce, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With bids for new road building projects coming in at “historically low levels,” Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Monday that now is the time for the state to...
  • 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...
  • Belle Isle’s school crossing guards win state honor

     
    From colleague Steve Hudak… Belle Isle’s corps of school crossing guards recently earned state recognition as the top small agency in Florida. The crossing guards, who help children make their way to and from school every day, was nominated...
  • Cities oppose DOT bill that allows SunRail development

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A few cities lined up Wednesday to oppose parts of a bill that would allow the state Department of Transportation to override local government land-use plans for development around the proposed SunRail train slated to run through...
  • Central Florida free class offered on safe driving for teens

     
    I don't have a teen driver yet, but I'm already worried about it, with all the distractions teenagers have these days. If you have the same worries, you and your teen driver might want to attend free a class next week that will help teens learn to drive...