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Foxx pushes for infrastructure investment during Tampa Interstate Study visit

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2014

Foxx pushes for infrastructure investment during Tampa Interstate Study visit

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx toured the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) this week, taking the opportunity to push for infrastructure investment, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced in a press release. The TIS is a $1.8 billion series of highway improvements in ...

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Florida DOT announces P3 for $2.3 billion Interstate project

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 28, 2014

Florida DOT announces P3 for $2.3 billion Interstate project

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will work through a public-private partnership to complete a $2.3 billion Interstate project, AASHTO Journal reports. The agency accepted a bid from 1-4 Mobility Partners, which will design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the I-4 ...

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Illusions slow drivers in South Florida

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

Illusions slow drivers in South Florida

Drivers in South Florida may start slowing down thanks to an optical illusion on the roadways. South Florida traffic officials are planning to test a new technique in coming months that would involve hash marks on the roadways, the South Florida ...

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Case History: How a Design-Build Approach Kept a Florida DOT Project on Schedule

Contributed - Sep 06, 2013

Case History: How a Design-Build Approach Kept a Florida DOT Project on Schedule

All construction delivery methods have characteristics that may make them appealing, depending on the project’s needs and the owner’s desires for cost control, schedule and risk. It is important to note that, no matter what construction delivery method is selected for ...

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Five projects receive southern regional America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 28, 2013

Five projects receive southern regional America’s Transportation Awards

Five transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual southern regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recognizes transportation projects in ...

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Florida man designs hurricane-resistant traffic signal hangers

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

Florida man designs hurricane-resistant traffic signal hangers

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is installing pivotal hangers at traffic signals throughout the state to protect the signals from hurricane damage, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel. The hangers, designed by Florida native Robert Townsend, will be ...

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Taking it to the Streets of Miami

John Latta - Jun 13, 2013

Taking it to the Streets of Miami

It’s more wristwatches than sausages I think. An ongoing dispute over whether the state of Florida or the city “owns” streets in Miami is a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a state DOT and a city government when it comes ...

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FDOT re-calculates yellow light duration to increase safety

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 12, 2013

FDOT re-calculates yellow light duration to increase safety

Following a bit of controversy over the yellow light durations at red light cameras in Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that it will re-calculate the amount of time yellow lights are active, according to The Florida Times-Union. FDOT ...

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FHWA hosts webinar on AASHTO’s PaveSuite

Amanda Bayhi - May 20, 2013

FHWA hosts webinar on AASHTO’s PaveSuite

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will host a webinar on PaveSuite on May 22 from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Eastern Time, according to AASHTO Journal. The webinar, titled “SR500 NHI Innovations: PaveSuite, Transforming Pavement Data into Informed Decision Making,” will ...

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Washington State, Florida honored for 'America's Best Transportation Projects'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 17, 2011

With more than 100,000 votes cast for the fourth annual America's Transportation Awards competition, the Washington State Department of Transportation claimed the People's Choice Award for its Operation I-5 Partnership Project. A panel of transportation experts also weighed in on its ...

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