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Ron DeSantis Names Jared Perdue to Lead Florida Department of Transportation

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his appointment of Jared Perdue as secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Perdue has extensive experience with FDOT where he has served for nearly 18 years and...

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick: FDOT Getting FHA Grant for National Road Network Pilot Program

This week, U.S. Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, D-Fla., announced a $100,000.00 grant funding to the Florida Department of Transportation for the National Road Network Pilot Program. “In January 2020, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) commenced a...

I-4 Express to Start Opening on Saturday

Central Florida motorists will soon have a new transportation option. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) anticipates opening the managed lanes, known locally as I-4 Express, to motorists on Saturday, February 26. Crews will begin...

Florida’s Senators Back Navy, FDOT Joint Corridor Project to Allow Public Access to NAS...

Last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--sent a letter to U.S. Navy Sec. Carlos Del Toro to express support for a joint corridor project between the U.S. Navy and the...

Orlando Magic Fans Can Take Free Train-To-The-Game on Sunrail

The Florida Department of Transportation and the Orlando Magic announced a new partnership that will add extended service on SunRail for weeknights (Monday-Friday) when the Magic have home games starting this week. The additional southbound...

Florida Legislators Want Alert System for Active Shooters

With the Legislature meeting in Tallahassee to kick off its regular session this week, on Friday, two legislators showcased their proposal “to require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to implement an alert system...

FDOT Will Activate I-95 Managed Lanes in Boca Raton Beginning November 13

In a continued effort to enhance mobility throughout the state, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced this week that it has completed portions of the northbound and southbound managed lanes project along I-95...

Ron DeSantis Proposes Three Transportation Projects in the Tampa Bay Area

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by state Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and Florida Department of Transportation Sec. Kevin Thibault to announce three transportation projects...
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FEMA Sending Almost $43 Million More to Florida for Hurricane Michael Reimbursements

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it has approved two additional grants totaling $42,865,280 to reimburse recovery expenses in Florida for Hurricane Michael in 2018. Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program...
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Ron DeSantis, DOT Announce $250 Million in Federal Funds for Port Stimulus Relief Allocation

Earlier this week, the Florida Seaports Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) released a report which shows that Florida’s seaports experienced declines consistent with the overall trend for 2020. Waterborne trade value, for example, decreased 16.1 percent compared to 2019, which is a drop off of $14.1 billion.
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Ron DeSantis Orders FDOT to Slash Tolls on Garcon Point Bridge in the Panhandle

DeSantis ordered the rates lowered from $4.50 to $2.30 for drivers with a SunPass and from $5.00 to $2.75 for drivers paying cash. 
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FEMA Sending FDOT $123.6 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

This brings FEMA's total grants for the department's Hurricane Michael-related expenses to $179 million.
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