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North Florida could be getting its first major toll road thanks to a bill signed by the Governor this summer. It’s one of three new major roadways to be built in the state. One would connect Collier County to Polk County, another extends the Florida Turnpike west to Suncoast Parkway and the third expands the Suncoast Parkway from Tampa Bay to Georgia. A task force was put in place for each section but a member of the Northern Turnpike Connector thinks plans are moving too fast.

Tallahassee City Commissioners and MetroNet officials posing for a picture.
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WiFi speeds in Tallahassee could soon get a boost. MetroNet is spending $75 million dollars to install fiber optic technology to provide Internet, TV and more in the capital city.

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From rivers to railroads to highways, the destiny of many Florida cities is tied to local infrastructure. Small neighborhoods and whole towns can live and die by the construction of interstate exits. But public historians say there are ways to balance public access and preservation.

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Florida lawmakers want to preempt local ordinances for projects that get mostly state funding. Despite a litany of complaints from cities and counties, the bill is now heading to the Senate floor.

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With the new year comes a new increase to Florida’s gas tax. But it’s unlikely consumers will even notice the rate hike: it amounts to one tenth of one cent. 

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A North Carolina-based group is building a new kind of interstate: a 3,000 mile pathway from Maine to Florida.

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A new report card released by Florida's civil engineers shows the state's infrastructure is mediocre, but making some gains.

Secretary Foxx speaking at a town hall event on FAMU's campus
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U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, is hitting the road to rally support for one of President Barack Obama’s major budget initiatives.  The so-called Grow America Act puts nearly half a trillion dollars into infrastructure projects over the next six years.

Foxx began a four-day, five-state bus tour Tuesday at the Tallahassee regional Airport.  He’s working to highlight infrastructure projects that would benefit from Obama’s transportation budget proposal.  In Tallahassee, he pointed to a project to expand Capital Circle Southwest from two lanes to six. 

President Barack Obama visited the Port of Miami last Friday to talk about his proposal to improve America’s infrastructure, including trade ports. But, Florida Governor Rick Scott says Obama’s effort is too little, too late.

“It’s a partnership with the private sector that creates jobs, upgrading what our businesses need most: modern ports to move our goods, modern pipelines to withstand a storm, modern schools worthy of our children.”