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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Want to rent a SunRail train? Here's how

    Want to rent a SunRail train? Here's how
    I've heard a lot of people say how much they would like to ride SunRail on the weekend, or during weekday afternoons or nights when service is scaled back. Good news! You can! For a price. The Florida Department of Transportation isn't advertising...
  • With tax passed, what now for Seminole's trails?

    With tax passed, what now for Seminole's trails?
    Seminole County voters' approval of a penny sales-tax hike that starts Jan. 1 is good news for the county's trails system. The tax can be used to build new trails, and several plans are in the works. Here's a summary from Seminole public-works official...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Robinson Avenue along Lake Eola park to close Sunday for fun

    Mimicking a practice called ciclovia that started in Colombia and has spread across the globe, the state will close Robinson Avenue along Lake Eola park in downtown Orlando to cars and trucks for most of Sunday. The fourth-tenths of a mile stretch will...
  • FDOT bringing U.S. 441 Corridor Study to Lake County

    The public is invited to attend one of three upcoming community meetings sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation, to give them a chance to review the ongoing U.S. 441 Corridor Study. The first meeting will be held in Lake County. The...