The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting an alternatives public meeting as part of the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study of a new overpass to carry State Road 655 (Recker Highway) over the CSX railroad in Auburndale. The study limits are Recker Highway from east of Barton Park Road to US 92 and Thornhill Road from Recker Highway to one-half mile south of Recker Highway.
The public meeting is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Auburndale Civic Center, 115 West Park Street in Auburndale. The meeting offers people the opportunity to express their views about the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of constructing a Recker Highway overpass.
FDOT will display information about construction of a new overpass and will show a video explaining the alternatives that will play continuously. The meeting will be an open house format where people can ask questions and provide comments to FDOT representatives in a one-on-one setting. Written comments will be accepted. For more information about the PD&E study, please visit the project website www.swflroads.com/sr655/recker/overcsx.
FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Patrick Bateman, E.I., FDOT project manager, at 863-519-2792 or email@example.com. We need one week advance notice to make arrangements.
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New deadline to submit resumes is May 1st
The Florida Transportation Commission today announced that the deadline to apply for Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation has been extended to Monday, May 1st at 5:00 p.m.
Commission Chairman Jay Trumbull said the Commission has been very encouraged with the applications it has received so far. The Commission needs the additional time to complete a robust search and conduct the interview process post-Legislative session.
The Commission is seeking an outstanding forward-thinking individual to lead and manage Florida’s Department of Transportation, an agency with over 6,000 employees and an annual budget of $10.8 billion.
This successful candidate must be personally committed to improving the mobility and economic strength of one of the nation’s fastest growing states through effective planning strategies that support the utilization of innovative technology, finance and industry best practices.
The Secretary of Transportation must have a proven track record as an effective administrator who, by a combination of education and experience, possesses a broad knowledge of the administrative, financial and technical aspects of the development, operation and regulation of multimodal transportation systems and facilities.
The Florida Transportation Commission will conduct interviews and nominate three candidates for submission to the Governor. The Secretary will then be appointed by and will serve at the pleasure of the Governor of Florida. Note that the “Government in the Sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents related to the search process, including applications, will be available for public inspection. All interviews will be open to the public.
Please direct detailed resumes to: Jay Trumbull, Chairman, Florida Transportation Commission, 605 Suwannee Street, M.S. 9; Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450, or submit by facsimile to 850-414-4234 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, May 1, 2017. If submitting by facsimile or e-mail, applicant must confirm receipt by calling the Commission to obtain a receipt confirmation code. Inquiries may be made by contacting the Florida Transportation Commission at (850) 414-4105.
The Florida Transportation Commission is an appointed body that provides performance and fiscal oversight of the FDOT, and makes transportation policy recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.
Motorists can download the free mobile app, visit FL511.com or follow #FL511 on Twitter
College basketball fans can use the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System to arrive safely and on time for each tipoff, as March Madness comes to the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18.
First- and second-round games of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament will draw fans from eight universities to Orlando for the event that is cohosted by the University of Central Florida and Stetson University.
To experience fewer delays, hoops fans can check the interactive road map on FL511.com before leaving to see real-time traffic information and incident alerts in English or Spanish. They can also view roadway cameras showing nearby current driving conditions.
The free Florida 511 mobile app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, also features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roadways around the arena. Fans can use the app to select alternate routes.
Fans also can register on the website or mobile app for a My Florida 511 personalized services account to create a custom door-to-door route to the Amway Center and other favorite destinations. Route-specific text and email alerts can include travel speeds, travel time estimates and information about congestion, construction and incidents.
Additional ways to receive traffic information from the Florida 511 system include calling 511 toll-free from any phone in the state and following one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), such as @FL511_Central, @FL_511_I4 and FL511_Turnpike.
Florida 511 is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information. Check Florida 511 before leaving or have a passenger check during a commute to avoid using a phone while driving.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an open house for the I-4 Ultimate project’s Workforce Development program. The purpose of this open house is to inform the community of the project and the potential job opportunities that are available throughout the project. The open house will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with brief presentations at 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Career Source Center, 609 N. Powers Drive, Orlando, FL 32818. Anyone is encouraged to apply for the opportunity to build a career in the construction industry. Please note: this is an informational open house only. No applications will be taken and no interviews will be conducted.
The I-4 Ultimate project will transform 21 miles of Interstate 4 (I-4), from Kirkman Road to State Road 434 with new express lanes, reconstructed general use lanes, interchanges & bridges, and landscaping throughout the corridor.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by phone at (386) 943-5367, or via email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.
Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Katie Widdison, Project Public Involvement Coordinator, by phone 386-212-0449, or by email at Katie.Widdison@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
Media questions may be directed to the FDOT public information office: Jessica Ottaviano at 386-943-5473 or via email at email@example.com.