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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough

    Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough
    The easy part of improving Central Florida's most dangerous roads for pedestrians involves concrete — and officials say that time and money should bring the needed sidewalks, median islands, streetlights and crosswalks. The tougher part:...
  • 1st SunRail car soon on its way to Sanford

    The first Central Florida sighting of the SunRail commuter train — at least part of it — is only a few weeks away. A rail car with all the official decals and splashes of yellow, blue and orange paint is about to depart the upstate New...
  • Officials probe why airport beams toppled

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport officials are investigating whether a design flaw or procedural error was at play after five enormous concrete runway support beams crashed three stories to the ground on Saturday. Assistant airport...
  • Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid

    Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid
    TALLAHASSEE -- Two unions filed a lawsuit Thursday objecting to the state's attempt to side-step an agreement from 2009 to use federally certified union signal workers in the signal construction of the $1.6 billion SunRail commuter line. The Brotherhood...
  • Airport tunnels to make navigating U.S. 1 easier

    Airport tunnels to make navigating U.S. 1 easier
    FORT LAUDERDALE - Get ready for a change of scenery and a slightly easier commute on U.S. 1 when some of the six new airport tunnels open — possibly within the next two months. The real improvement will take place when all of them open, in about...
  • Winter Park gearing up for SunRail

    Winter Park gearing up for SunRail
    The SunRail line won’t start running until next May, but in the meantime, Winter Park is gearing up for the arrival of those trains – and the passengers expected to come with it. With a station now being built at 148 W. Morse Boulevard in...
  • Susan Haynie, deputy mayor, Boca Raton

    Susan Haynie, deputy mayor, Boca Raton
    Last week: Last week we saw Tri-Rail release numbers showing that the Boca Raton Station on Yamato Road is the busiest of the 17 Tri-Rail stations in the tri-county region. The location’s proximity to Florida Atlantic University and the various...
  • State attorney to investigate expressway authority board members

    State Attorney Jeff Ashton intends to investigate a complaint that three board members of Orlando's road-building agency may have broken the law by privately plotting to oust Executive Director Max Crumit from the job he held for nearly two years. A...
  • Xway authority board member blames recent turmoil on 'Old Boy' culture

    Xway authority board member blames recent turmoil on 'Old Boy' culture
    Harsh words are flying at Orlando’s main road-building agency. Two days after being accused of violating Florida’s Government in the Sunshine law, board member Marco Pena said in a three-page memo that he is being unfairly maligned for...
  • Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail

    Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail
    It's only a half-mile, but the bicycle path that the state has committed to build next summer in downtown Titusville could be the beginning of a trail that cuts through the heart of Central Florida and connects the east and west coasts. "This is the...
  • Walking our roads could kill you

    Walking our roads could kill you
    Central Florida's roads run red with pedestrian blood. Nowhere in America are pedestrians at greater risk of being struck and seriously injured or killed. Nowhere are drivers more likely to suffer the life-changing split second of taking someone's...