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.
On October 8, 1915, the Florida State Road Department began operation, later to be renamed the Florida Department of Transportation in 1969. It was only fitting that on Thursday, October 8, FDOT employees across District One stopped to celebrate those who paved the way for our 100 years of success.
SunRail trains were abuzz with activities as FDOT, local elected officials and celebrity guests joined with passengers on-board trains for a day-long celebration marking SunRail’s First Anniversary of service.
Fort Myers area FDOT employees celebrated both Thomas Edison’s birthday and FDOT’s centennial anniversary by walking the 2.5 mile Edison Festival of Light Parade route alongside DOT 1.
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.
In 1915, the Florida legislature approved and formed the Florida State Road Department, the precursor to FDOT, and set in motion a wave of transportation innovation, mobility, and economic development.
Celebrate FDOT’s centennial anniversary with the 2015 Historical Calendar. Happy New Year, and thank you for being a part of our history!
This year celebrates the centennial anniversary of the world’s first scheduled airline flight that took place on January 1, 1914, launching the birth of the global airline industry.
When Jody Clifton started his career, it was with the Florida State Road Department in 1958. After 55 years, his earthwork construction knowledge and his respect in the industry is unmatched.
A civic group praised the FDOT for its work renovating the Mathews Bridge at a celebration commemorating the 60th anniversary of the opening of the river crossing which was once termed as “Jacksonville’s bridge to nowhere.”
On October 30, 2012, former employees were invited to come to the district and take part in an open house where each of the departments told of their history and celebrated their accomplishments and contributions to the area over the past 25 years.