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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • 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...
  • HOV hours unlikely to be extended

    Q: Can you help explain why the HOV lane hours on Interstate 95 are only from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. With longer work hours and longer commutes in South Florida, it makes sense to extend the hours. In other metro areas around the country, the...
  • New runway tunnel lights adjust with conditions outside

    Q: I have not seen anything written about the danger posed driving through the new runway tunnels on U.S. 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on sunny days. One must drive in very bright sunlight, then under a bridge where it is...
  • Ciclovia lets bikes, pedestrians rule Robinson St.

    Ciclovia lets bikes, pedestrians rule Robinson St.
    Some days in many cities, bikes rule. Closing roads to cars for a day for cyclists and pedestrians is popular in cities in Central and South America, Europe, India and Australia. Now the trend is catching on in the U.S., with cities such as Atlanta,...
  • Winter Park unveils its "Art in Transit" sculpture at the SunRail station

    Winter Park unveils its "Art in Transit" sculpture at the SunRail station
    When the Florida Department of Transportation was gearing up to launch the SunRail commuter rail line, Dori Stone noted, the state agency contacted the city of Winter Park and wanted to know something. “They asked us, ‘Hey, would you like to...
  • Artist shares her passion for the great yellow blooming trees of Winter Park

    Artist shares her passion for the great yellow blooming trees of Winter Park
    Taking a walk through downtown Winter Park several years ago, Diane Gillett Boswell first noticed them: the magnificent tabebuia trees that blossom in Central Park every spring. “On a beautiful spring day in Winter Park at the golf course, I saw...
  • Police: SunRail train struck and killed man

    Police: SunRail train struck and killed man
    A man was hit and killed by a SunRail train near Sanford station Thursday night, but his body was not found until a passing freight-train conductor noticed it Friday morning, Sanford police said. This is the first death caused by a SunRail train since...
  • Design underway on UCF global center

    Design underway on UCF global center
    SchenkelShultz Architecture has started work on the University of Central Florida's first building dedicated to international students. The firm's Orlando office won a contract to design the $11.2 million Global UCF Building, which is expected to meet...
  • Report: Possible sinkhole forces lane closures

    Report: Possible sinkhole forces lane closures
    A possible sinkhole has led to the closure of two lanes on a main Orange County Road, News 13 is reporting. The small sinkhole is on Silver Star Road near Pine Hills Road. Two eastbound lanes were closed by FDOT as a result after the sinkhole was...