For the second straight year, a team of District Four employees participated in the annual Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade. Led this year by outgoing District Secretary Jim Wolfe and his wife Andrea, the team was comprised of 22 District Four staff and family members.
In order to raise awareness and educate citizens on the dangers of work zones, FDOT collaborated with partners at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as well as law enforcement to drive down fatalities in work zones.
For the past five years that Jan Russo has worked for FDOT heading up the Prudential Productivity Award nominations, the agency has led the state with the most number of winning nominations each year.
SADD recently presented at a high school in Tampa on DUI and teen traffic safety. There were 1,500 teens with various non-stop events including a DUI checkpoint.
The opening of the new LeeTran Headquarters facility was planned to accommodate Lee County’s anticipated growth through 2030.
During a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game intermission, contests were held on the ice with tricycles to educate fans about bicycle and pedestrian safety.
The City of Temple Terrace hosted its second-annual “Bike with the Mayor” event on a leisurely three-mile morning ride in celebration of Florida Bike Month.
The Florida Scenic Highway Program was established by the Florida Department of Transportation in 1996 to showcase hidden jewels found along the state’s highway system. The newest addition to this collection is the Martin Grade Scenic Highway (CR 714) in Martin County.
This year’s Bike Week in Daytona Beach brought FDOT and law enforcement partners together to spread motorcycle safety messages.
Governor Rick Scott participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project, which will reconstruct Interstate 4 through metro-Orlando. With roughly 1.5 million daily trips on I-4, the I-4 Ultimate project will greatly reduce congestion for travelers.
James A. Wolfe, District Four Secretary since May 2005, will be retiring this March after a distinguished 37 year career with the Florida Department of Transportation.