During the recent opening of the 2014 Legislative Session, we took the time to review how far Florida has come.
Governor Rick Scott and Secretary Ananth Prasad announced groundbreaking improvements and the creation of the Tampa Gateway Center at Tampa International Airport.
Governor Rick Scott announced the ground breaking and ribbon cutting of food distribution leader, Cheney Brothers Inc., in Charlotte County. Support from FDOT included an Economic Development Transportation Fund Grant, which is awarded to a local government on behalf of a business for public transportation improvements.
An event designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to careers in the highway and bridge industry was held in the Northeast Florida area for the first time ever and involved nearly 70 professional organizations throughout Florida and the U.S.
FDOT held a bicycle ride in Tallahassee to remind motorists and bicyclists to follow all traffic laws and share the road safely. The ride included dozens of cyclists, starting at the FSU stadium and continuing downtown to Florida’s Capitol before returning to campus. A bicycle was awarded as a prize during the event.
The partnership between FDOT, Florida’s Turnpike, and the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority for the I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector project culminated with the installation of the artwork by Stephen Hayford at the entrance to the historic Palmetto Beach community.
On March 7th, the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition hosted a motorcycle ride in Daytona Beach, Florida, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness by recognizing the 457 motorcycle fatalities in the state during 2012.
Decades in the making, Cascades Park celebrated its grand opening this month across from the Florida Department of Transportation Central Office and downtown from the Capitol Building.
Over 50 newly updated signs now adorn the FDOT Central Office self-service Burns Motor Pool and Burns Building.
Governor Rick Scott announced the advancement of the Gateway Express project, a direct connection from I-275 to US 19 and I-275 to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport and the Bayside Bridge via an elevated tolled expressway.
A ribbon cutting was held at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell to celebrate the Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway’s designation as an official Florida Scenic Highway.