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FDOT considers SunRail stops in Lakeland, Haines City, other Polk County cities

SunRail Winter Park-Ticket-Booths (ESRP)

“The current proposal would extend SunRail from its existing station in Poinciana, through Polk County to stops in Haines City, Davenport, Lake Alfred, Auburndale, and finally Lakeland, 37 miles away . . . . Much of the construction costs would be paid by the state and federal governments, but local governments would likely have to pay for everyday operations.” See …

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FDOT plans state’s first wildlife crossing overpass across I-4 in Polk County

Wildlife Overpass Alberta

“For the last 50 years since I-4 was built, it has been a barrier to wildlife movement. FDOT’s proposed wildlife crossing overpass will improve the access animals have to their habitats on both sides of the interstate . . . The $11.9 million dollar wildlife overpass will be the first in the state solely for wildlife use. FDOT determined that …

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Changes to Florida transportation bill could now target Disney’s monorail system

Disney Monorail @ Epcot (ESRP)

“The committee-proposed amendment would require DOT oversight of the monorail and other fixed-guideway transportation systems . . . It would also give the state the authority to shut down the systems during inspection” See More . . . Image: Photo By ESRP / All Rights Reserved, via esrpcorp.com/esrpblogText Source: https://www.wfla.com/news/politics/changes-to-florida-transportation-bill-could-now-target-disneys-monorail-system/By: Rachel Tucker (WFLA News Channel 8 On Your Side – …

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Tampa’s Malfunction Junction fix could come sooner than expected

I-275 near Malfunction Junction

“The refurbished interchange is a toned-down version of an earlier, controversial plan that would have taken up to 340 homes to add express lanes on the interstates. Another discarded version would have taken between 30 and 100 homes . . . .The project also includes $10 million worth of trail upgrades, plus enhanced lighting and landscaping in the vicinity of …

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FDOT considering using more in-road solar lights to deter wrong-way drivers at freeway exit ramps

“The Florida Department of Transportation is now considering using Internally Illuminated Reflective Pavement Markers (IIRPMs) as an additional countermeasure to deter wrong-way drivers from entering freeway off-ramps. This is in addition to the flashing signs that are already used. . . The Tampa Bay area has been the site of several recent deadly wrong-way crashes, including one that killed Tampa …

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Brightline reveals cost details and route choices for Disney service in 5 years

Brightline Train

“Earlier this month, the Florida Department of Transportation announced a deadline of mid-summer for Brightline to secure cooperation with federal, state and local agencies for the planned extension from Orlando’s airport to a Tampa station. Local agencies owning land or having a say in a Brightline corridor include the expressway authority, the airport authority, Orlando Utilities Commission and the commission …

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Tampa Bay has a history of deadly wrong-way crashes, like the one that killed a Tampa police officer

Wrong-Way Sign

“FDOT is working to install systems to reduce the fatal crashes. . . When triggered, sensors inform FDOT, which monitors the system 24/7. Florida Highway Patrol is then alerted, and overhead highway signs warn drivers about the potential threat. Flashing lights warn the wrong-way driver to turn around.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Coolcaesar / CC BY-SA …

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FDOT To Begin Construction On Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-95 and Viera Boulevard

“During 2017, FDOT will begin construction on a new Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-95 and Viera Boulevard for which The Viera Company funded nearly $1 million in design and permitting and is donating the necessary right of way land.” See More . . . Source: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2016/12/fdot-to-begin-construction-on-diverging-diamond-interchange-at-i-95-and-viera-boulevard/By: Space Coast Daily

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FDOT committed to focus on wrong way driver detection, driverless cars

“In a study released by FDOT last year, District 7 reported 24 wrong way crashes from 2009 to 2013. Seven of those crashes or 13.7 percent were fatal. In 2014, when there were 12 wrong way crashes, according to the FDOT, including a fatal one in which four University of South Florida fraternity brothers and the driver who ran into …

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Florida’s bike death rate highest in nation

“The state developed a plan for tackling the issue in the 2013 Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan, a 45-page report issued in 2013 by the Department of Transportation and the University of South Florida through its Center for Urban Transportation Research.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/floridas-bike-death-rate-highest-in-nation-20150829/By: EMERSON BRITO – Tribune staff

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