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.
On February 17, Alert Today Florida hosted its second annual “Champions Ride for Bicycle Safety.” Approximately 40 avid cyclists, who also happen to be very well known celebrities, came out to ride and show their support for the cause.
On February 10, photographer John Moran visited FDOT Central Office to celebrate the official opening of the La Florida Wildflower photography exhibit, now displayed in the lobby of the Burns Building. Employees enjoyed the opportunity to meet John and discuss his nature photography.
The Florida Department of Transportation launched the “Drive Safe” campaign in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. It serves to inform drivers of the risks of aggressive driving.
FDOT, through the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO), is pleased to announce the 2016 SASHTO Scholarship program. The following video explains how students of FDOT employees may submit a SASHTO Scholarship video essay.
The Florida Scenic Highways Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The Town of Penney Farms located recently celebrated its 90th anniversary in part by conducting their 2nd Annual Penney Farms Historic 5K Run. The race course included the tree-lined residential streets of the J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway.
2015 was an exciting year commemorating the department’s 100th anniversary. The department celebrated this milestone all year with special events across the state. Secretary Boxold was proud to wrap-up this historic achievement by hosting a special panel discussion with six former FDOT secretaries on December 11.
Secretary Jim Boxold is traveling around the state to work alongside FDOT employees on their daily routines to learn more about how FDOT employees provide excellent service to the public. He visited District Two on November 13 and spent the day in Materials Office.
District Structures Maintenance Engineer Jim Jacobsen had the rare opportunity to travel halfway across the globe to the “Land of the Rising Sun,” visiting the bridges of Tokyo, Kyoto and Kobe.