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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Biking the Keys

    Biking the Keys
    Driving the Florida Keys in a car, I might not have seen them. But riding my bike, it was hard to miss the "V" of about a dozen brown pelicans that glided no more than 15 feet above my head at Little Torch Key, flying in the direction of Key Largo while I...
  • 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...
  • Pompano approves Barefoot Mailman statue for bridge

    Pompano Beach is looking to honor its history with a sculpture that pays homage to its original mail carriers. A bronze Barefoot Mailman statue is in the works for the city's newly renovated Hillsboro Inlet bridge. The bridge has received a series of...
  • Tri-Rail moving ahead with coastal railroad expansion

    Tri-Rail moving ahead with coastal railroad expansion
    A plan to expand Tri-Rail service would deliver commuters smack in the center of downtowns from West Palm Beach to Miami. A proposed Tri-Rail service, called the "Coastal Link," would use the train tracks running through coastal downtown communities...
  • Leaving home before a hurricane? Here's where to get info about routes, road closures

    Leaving home before a hurricane? Here's where to get info about routes, road closures
    The Atlantic hurricane season begins Sunday and lasts until Nov. 30. This weekend you can take advantage of shopping tax free for some supplies like flashlights, batteries and weather radios. And before the weather turns ugly, you'll want to have the...
  • Florida transportation authorities warn of fraudulent toll notice

    Florida transportation authorities warn of fraudulent toll notice
    Florida transportation officials are warning residents about a letter that says they owe unpaid tolls and that appears to be sent from what the state is calling a "fictitious business entity." The letter says it's a communication from a debt...
  • 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...
  • Sanford police confirm SunRail train struck and killed man, not freight train

    Sanford police confirm SunRail train struck and killed man, not freight train
    DEBARY — Sanford Police have confirmed that a SunRail train struck and killed a man last night, which caused delays to the train service this morning. Officers originally said a freight train ran over the man late Thursday night. The man's...
  • Want to flee? Here's what you should know

    If you want to evacuate, where should you go? Emergency managers urge residents if possible to hunker down in their own county – at least five to 10 miles inland. If you leave, you risk getting stuck in traffic, running out of gas or being chased...
  • East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to close overnight May 27-30

    East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to close overnight May 27-30
    The East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge will be closed May 27-30 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow crews to paint the movable span of the bridge. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, all eastbound traffic will be detoured to Sunrise...
  • Plan to add roundabouts on Hollywood Boulevard divides neighborhood

    Plan to add roundabouts on Hollywood Boulevard divides neighborhood
    Some residents claim Hollywood Boulevard has become a speedway, with cars barreling to and from the beach. City Hall has a possible solution: Two roundabouts, at 11th and 15th avenues, that would force traffic to slow down. There is also talk of...