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.
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.
Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jim Boxold as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation effective January 3, 2015.
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.
Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Coalition members and invited guests convened at the FDOT Central Office in Tallahassee to discuss the statewide initiative towards improving comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle safety.
The Texas and Florida DOTs began a state-to-state Peer Exchange on September 30, 2014. Six leaders from the Texas Department of Transportation came to Tallahassee to meet with Secretary Ananth Prasad, Brian Blanchard, Brian Peters, and more than 20 other FDOT staff.
FDOT held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the five lanes on North Roosevelt Boulevard as the over $41.5 million reconstruction project nears completion.
The Altamonte Springs-FDOT Integrated Reuse and Stormwater Treatment project, is a state and local effort to divert runoff water from Interstate 4, store it, treat it, and then send it to areas where it is needed for irrigation.
Governor Rick Scott and Secretary Ananth Prasad announced groundbreaking improvements and the creation of the Tampa Gateway Center at Tampa International Airport.
Public-private partnerships have become nearly standard procedure in recent years in the Sunshine State’s DOT. Ananth Prasad is the leading voice for FDOT and its partners to embrace more innovative financing.