Almost three years after pedestrian bridge near FIU collapsed killing 6, FDOT set to oversee new design

Florida International University Bridge collapse – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pleasecat Redemption may soon be on the horizon for construction crews in South Florida nearly three years after a pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University and Sweetwater’s downtown community collapsed during routine testing and a faulty design, claiming six innocent lives. That date was

Florida’s search for new vendor to run SunPass tolling system hits reset button

Sunpass holders go through an express lane at the entrance of Sanibel Island in Lee County, Florida, United States on January 15, 2018. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by EQRoy Early in 2020, Florida’s transportation secretary affirmed the state’s intention not to renew the contract of the vendor in charge of the 2018 Florida SunPass tolling

FDOT announces $67 million contribution to expanding Tampa Streetcar service

Rendering of future TECO Streetcar Line. Courtesy: InVision Tampa.gov Tampa Bay’s TECO Line Streetcar just received a massive boost from the Florida Department of Transportation in the form of a $67 million state match donation to expand the Hillsborough County transit service. The FDOT contribution brings the streetcar line one step closer to expanding north

High-speed, electric air mobility network coming to Central Florida— ‘flying taxi’ startup Lilium announces

Courtesy: Lilium website Flying taxis will soon invade the planned Lake Nona community in the Orlando area, according to German electric aviation startup Lilium.  The company paired up with the City of Orlando and real estate development company Tavistock to establish the Sunshine State as the “first advanced aerial mobility region” in the United States,

FDOT ramps up Repair Efforts of the Damaged Pensacola Bridge

Courtesy: Florida Department of Transportation  The Florida Department of Transportation has ramped up its demolition project on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, as contractors are currently working to remove damaged spans of the bridge by unmoored construction barges during Hurricane Sally in mid-September.   According to the latest bridge update by FDOT, debris from two spans of

Florida to Draft Master Plan to Create Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Image by (Joenomias) Menno de Jong from Pixabay  A new state law aims to create more electric car charging stations throughout the state of Florida in order to keep up with the demand of electric vehicles (EV), according to an article from Jacksonville Community Television (www.news.wjct.org). The law is sponsored by Republican Senator Tom Lee