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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • Walking, biking trail proposed next to high-speed train from Miami to Orlando

    Walking, biking trail proposed next to high-speed train from Miami to Orlando
    Taking a high-speed train is one way to travel between Miami and Orlando. But there could be other options like hiking and biking. As All Aboard Florida prepares to provide passenger service on the Florida East Coast Railroad, there's a growing push...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • Mayo: All Aboard, Florida? Not really; train gets more foes

    Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project? I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
  • FDOT still working on SunRail mobile app, data

    FDOT still working on SunRail mobile app, data
    Three months after SunRail trains started running, the Florida Department of Transportation  is still working on a mobile app and website data to give riders better access to schedule information. SunRail launched May 1 to large crowds, serving a...
  • Report: SunRail video shows moments before June 27 crash

    Report: SunRail video shows moments before June 27 crash
    A new SunRail video captures the seconds leading up to a crash involving one of its trains and a red SUV that was partially sitting on the tracks, according to ClickOrlando.com. Two people inside the SUV escaped injury when the train struck them on June...
  • SunRail video released of crash in downtown Orlando

    SunRail video released of crash in downtown Orlando
    A video released this week shows the seconds before a SunRail train plowed into the back of a sports-utility vehicle that stopped too close to the train tracks in downtown Orlando last month. This marked the third SunRail crash involving a train and...
  • Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options

    Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options
    Powerhouse Café in Winter Park is only two blocks from the new SunRail station, but the commuter train's debut early Thursday did not give it a bump in business. Nearby, a few customers trickled into Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, which is visible from the...
  • Schedule error delayed Google Transit routes for SunRail

    Schedule error delayed Google Transit routes for SunRail
    An error in train schedules that showed SunRail running on the weekends is the reason the commuter train is still not visible on Google Maps and Google Transit. Steve Olson, public information office for Florida Department of Transportation, said...