On April 20, a retirement celebration was held in honor of FDOT District Six Secretary, Gus Pego, honoring his 37 years of service to the department.
Manatee Operations Center staff celebrated moving into a new state of the art, energy efficient operations center in Manatee County. The $19.3 million complex replaced the old Sarasota Operations Center originally built in 1957.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) took part in National Work Zone Awareness Week during April 11-15. To raise awareness and educate citizens on work zone safety, FDOT partnered with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and local law enforcement.
Students from all over the North Florida region took part in various hands-on activities this week that taught them more about the opportunities available to them in the transportation industry.
The State Library has just launched a new bibliography and research guide to Transportation In Florida. This guide features highlights from the State Library’s collections pertaining to transportation.
To be more inclusive with a greater focus on service delivery and customer satisfaction, District Four Office of Information Technology staff collaborated and organized a successful open house on March 8, 2016.
Florida Department of Transportation employees participated in two events to bring safety to the forefront and drive down fatalities by taking part in Walk Like MADD events in Tallahassee and Orlando.
FDOT approved the byway organization’s request to add an additional 38 miles of highway, bringing the byway length to 233 miles in Volusia, Brevard, and Indian River counties.
Governor Scott signed a proclamation designating Friday, February 5, 2016, as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Throughout the state, crossing guard programs and agencies held events to show appreciation to their guards.
On the night of February 2, and through the early morning hours of February 3, the largest ACROW temporary bridge in the U.S. rolled into position over University Parkway in Sarasota County.
Starkey Elementary School in Pinellas County requested to have a District Seven Florida Department of Transportation bridge engineer talk to their S.T.E.M. program (about 30 4th and 5th graders) about bridges.