FDOT and the Florida Highway Patrol held a press conference on June 2, 2016 to introduce proposed safety measures on I-95 in Miami-Dade County. The plan includes construction of dedicated emergency/ enforcement pull-off zones as well as enhanced law enforcement to reduce dangerous driver behavior.
Matthieu Widner was on routine patrol when he came upon what he “thought was a disabled vehicle.” When he approached the vehicle he noticed the male driver, leaning into the back seat and trying to grab his child.
As part of the Florida Scenic Highway Program, the U.S. 1 Corridor from Key West to Key Largo is the only nationally designated All-American Road in Florida. This year the Alliance is celebrating its 18th year as a designated scenic highway and seven years as a nationally designated corridor.
At the annual the Public Relations Society of America’s Sunshine District conference, FDOT’s Put it Down campaign was awarded the Radiance Award in Public Service, the highest award in the category.
The FDOT Safety Office, along with our wonderful partners, presented the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition’s fourth annual Leadership Academy. Teens from all over the state learned how to educate their peers and community leaders on safe driving issues.
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.