District Two recognized Patriot Day on September 11 at the District Office and Jacksonville Urban Office. The remembrance began that morning at the District Office and in Jacksonville when our nation’s flag was lowered to half-staff, followed by the pledge of allegiance.
Governor Rick Scott joined state and local officials along with FDOT employees and the project team to highlight the start of construction of a vital I-75 widening project in Collier County.
The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program held its yearly Awards Reception, during which FDOT’s second gubernatorial fellow, Cody Farrill, was honored with the Jeb Bush Award for Outstanding Achievement.
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.
Southwest Florida International Airport expects record-setting passenger traffic through March and April when FDOT’s new Direct Connect route opens to traffic, delivering efficient, time-saving travel for visitors and residents alike in the Fort Myers/Naples area.
New Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold encouraged Florida’s business community to remain focused on Florida’s global competitiveness by securing Florida’s transportation future during the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Transportation Summit.
As we begin the New Year, I would like to thank all of Florida’s dedicated public servants who have made it their mission to serve our great state.
Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jim Boxold as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation effective January 3, 2015.
In December, Governor Rick Scott highlighted the three rural communities in Southeast Florida that will receive $3.8 million in transportation improvement funds.
As I travel the state, families tell me over and over that they care about three things: getting a great job, a quality education, and keeping the cost of living low- and with the help of our dedicated public servants, that’s what we have focused on.
Governor Rick Scott announced the departure of Secretary Ananth Prasad on January 2, 2015. The Florida Transportation Commission will begin the process of identifying candidates as the future secretary.