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.
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.
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!