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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • State revamps plans for Southern Boulevard Bridge project

    State revamps plans for Southern Boulevard Bridge project
    Fearing a repeat of the pitfalls that came with building a new Flagler Memorial Bridge, the state is revamping how it plans to build the next drawbridge slated to be replaced in Palm Beach County to lessen the impact on drivers. Construction on the...
  • After two crashes, you'll be seeing and hearing more about SunRail safety

    After two crashes, you'll be seeing and hearing more about SunRail safety
    The state is stepping up its driver-education efforts after a pair of crashes involving SunRail trains last month. First, the state Department of Transportation has rolled out electronic billboards along the 31-mile rail corridor. The eight digital...
  • Uneven pavement on Sawgrass worries drivers

    Q: There is a dangerous condition with water ponding on the Sawgrass Expressway from the Sunrise toll plaza to Atlantic Boulevard. The new top layer of pavement, which was applied separately to each lane, is joined at slightly different heights creating a...
  • FHP stepping up SunRail patrols after crashes

    FHP stepping up SunRail patrols after crashes
    Barbara Calabrese has seen plenty of bad driving around railroad crossings. Much of it she describes as "just stupid." "My feeling is people are comfortable stopping on the tracks," said Calabrese, a Maitland resident. "And they shouldn't be. Never."...
  • Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again

     Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again
    It sure sounds wonderful:  A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport. The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
  • Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail

    Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail
    It’s been an encouraging sign for the Florida Department of Transportation that they’re already getting the number of riders needed by the end of 2014 to make SunRail a success. In Winter Park, though, there’s another optimistic sign:...
  • New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue

    New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue
    The first opportunity that motorists traveling east on Interstate 4 have to enter Winter Park, Amy Bradbury noted, is from he exit at Fairbanks Avenue. That means this commercial corridor is often the first impression that people have of the city when...
  • Winter Park looking to FDOT to improve bumpy rail crossings

    Winter Park looking to FDOT to improve bumpy rail crossings
    The arrival of SunRail has been hailed by Winter Park’s businesses and political leaders as a real boon to the city’s economy, bringing newcomers to the city and making the Winter Park train station the number one stop along the route. What&...
  • FDOT hosting public hearing in Groveland on resurfacing project

    Next week, the Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a public information meeting to explain ongoing plans for an upcoming highway resurfacing project. The meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 13  from 5-7 p.m. in the E.L. Puryear building at...
  • 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...