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Florida to Provide Toll Relief for Frequent Commuters

It will be cheaper to drive around Florida, starting January 1.

December 19, 2022 - 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


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


Florida DOT Adopts 'Context-Based' Street Design

The "right street in the right place" hasn't always been a concept that departments of transportation were ready to acknowledge, much less adopt. The Florida Department of Transportation, however, is working to take context into consideration.

October 4, 2017 - State Smart Transportation Initiatives

Train station

Jacksonville To Start Construction On Intermodal Transit Hub

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is set to begin construction on a centralized transit hub combining BRT, intercity bus service and fixed guideway public transit modes.

January 18, 2017 - Modern Cities

Orlando Street

Florida DOT Taking a New, Data-Driven Approach to Pedestrian Safety

The Florida Department of Transportation is trying to change the state's status as the most dangerous in the nation for pedestrians, with 5,100 people killed while walking between 2003 and 2010.

August 11, 2016 - Streetsblog USA

Calle Ocho, Little Havana

Bringing Pedestrian Life Back to Little Havana

Planners have set their sights on the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami with the goal of turning the area's car-centric Calle Ocho into a ped-friendly Main Street.

April 27, 2016 - CityLab

Florida Approves Bill to Shake Up Transportation Project Process

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed an omnibus transportation bill earlier this week that makes a dozen changes to the work of the Florida Department of Transportation.

April 7, 2016 - Mass Transit

Toll Road Cautionary Tale: Florida's Suncoast Parkway

The Suncoast Parkway has produced $22 million a year in revenue after a consultant said it would bring in $150 million a year. Yet the Florida Department of Transportation wants to expand the road.

February 9, 2016 - Tampa Bay Times

SunRail Phase II Receives $93.4 Million FTA Grant

Florida's SunRail commuter rail received a $93.4 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to extend the 61-mile line. The grant will cover half the capital costs for the 17.2-mile extension from Orlando to Osceola County.

October 11, 2015 - Federal Transit Administration

Politicos Hope to Speed Up Central Florida's $2.3 Billion Highway Project

Inside the push to speed up the project known as I-4 Ultimate in Central Florida—the $2.3 billion would tear down and rebuild 40 miles of the interstate.

May 5, 2015 - Orlando Business Journal

Interstate 4 - Florida

Florida Transportation Official Has Work Cut Out for Him

Florida would seem to be the ideal place for walking and biking. It's flat as can be. But the state developed very much with the car in mind. Billy Hattaway, at the Florida Dept. of Transportation, wants to change that.

April 2, 2015 - StreetsblogUSA

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