Florida Department of Transportation

West Palm Beach, Florida

Deadline for Brightline Plan Comes With Strings Attached

Officials from Brightline recently signed an agreement that dictates terms for the study of an extension of the private rail system between Orlando and Tampa.

March 10, 2021 - Orlando Sentinel

Centro Ybor

State Grant Gives Tampa Streetcar a Big Cash Infusion

Next stop: A bigger, better Tampa Streetcar.

December 27, 2020 - Tampa Patch

Interstate 4 - Florida

Environmentalists Urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to Veto Florida Toll Roads Bill

Florida has the distinction of having more toll roads than any other state. Environmentalists want Gov. DeSantis (R) to veto a bill that would build three new ones, adding over three hundred miles of asphalt through mostly rural, unpopulated areas.

May 17, 2019 - South Florida Sun Sentinel

Paradise

How Not to Do Growth

The state of Florida is moving forward with the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-Cores) plan to build several new toll expressways in rural parts of the state.

May 2, 2019 - Strong Towns

Driverless Shuttle

Autonomous Vehicle Corridor Planned in Florida

A public-private partnership is under consideration in the Florida State Legislature to create a driverless shuttle route in Altamonte Springs.

March 7, 2019 - Orlando Business Journal

Highway Expansion project

Miami-Dade Wants to Add 13 Miles to the Dolphin Expressway

The extended tollway would cut beyond the Urban Growth Boundary into the Everglades.

October 2, 2018 - Curbed Miami

Hillsborough River

Tampa to Orlando High Speed Rail Back on the Table

Brightline thinks it can build a high speed rail connection between Tampa and Orlando without public money, and Governor Rick Scott looks ready to let them.

June 25, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

Express Lanes on a Toll Road?

Call it a premium toll. Unlike most of the nation's managed lanes which exist adjacent to untolled, general purpose lanes, the "general use lanes" on Tampa's Veterans Expressway (SR 589) are tolled. Express lanes will be dynamically priced

May 24, 2018 - WFLA

Bike Cop

Law-Abiding Cyclists

Contrary to the opinion of many, cyclists do a better job versus drivers of obeying traffic laws

February 6, 2018 - Outside

Fort Lauderdale

Higher Cost Estimates Could Doom Fort Lauderdale Streetcar

While the 2.8 mile Wave Streetcar project has secured $195 million, proposals for design and construction are coming in higher than expected, which would leave Broward County and Fort Lauderdale responsible for half the extra cost.

January 16, 2018 - Sun Sentinel

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