FDOT districts are celebrating this year as the Florida Department of Transportation turns 100! Follow along with us as we reflect on our history all year long.
The Arcadia Operations Office in District One has vintage photographs displayed on their golden Centennial board. Each week a new historical fact is rotated on to the display.
The District One headquarters has been posting the weekly historical facts as well. By the end of the year, they’ll have a guestbook full of signatures and thoughts from those who have visited the office during the FDOT Centennial. The golden bookmark ribbon is a nice touch!
What better way to celebrate 100 years than with a truck that’s almost as old? District Five’s lobby display greets visitors with a scale replica of DOT 1, a 1929 Ford Model AA that has been with the department over 30 years. Included in the display are replicas of historic handbooks and manuals, newspaper clippings, renderings, and signs, plus an array of photos from the 1800s to the turn of the 20th century.
District Five employees donated so many photos, artifacts and replicas of artifacts that they had to create a second display near the back entrance. Many of the photos are included in the displays plus all of the photos are included in a slideshow. The facilities team set up a monitor in the window of the large display which shows an ongoing slideshow of the historic images.
District Six has framed the historical timeline in photographs of past projects throughout the district. If you look close, you may be able to recognize several images such as the Overseas Highway and Miami International Airport.
The celebration continues all year! Show us how you’re celebrating in your area by sending in photographs and stories to the employee newsletter.