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Florida Department of Transportation coordinates the planning and development of a safe and balanced state
The department manages efficient movement of people or goods of the Florida. Image source: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/
transportation system serving people of the state in all the regions. The department manages efficient movement of people or goods of the Florida. The transportation system of Florida includes roadway, airways, railways, seaways, spaceports, bicycle, pedestrian facilities and bus transit.

Florida Transportation Commission

It provides direction in meeting Florida's transportation requirements through policy regulation on subject of statewide significance and by preserving error and public accountability for the Department of Transportation.

Contact Details

Florida Transportation Commission
605 Suwannee Street, Mail Station 9
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Tel: 850-414-4105
Fax: 850-414-4234

For more information on Florida Transportation Commission click here.

Commuter Services

Commuter Services is a program run by the Florida Department of Transportation, helping travelers who are living or working in the region of Southwest Florida. They work with corporate firms to help their workers find an improved way to get to work. They cooperate with local governments and transportation partners to assist in building a better society that offer a huge range of transportation choices - like bicycling and walking, and better convenience for carpools, vanpools, or transit services. They also help people with program developments, on-site events, marketing tools, and incentive programs.

Contact Details
Commuter Services
801 N. Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33831
1.866.585.RIDE

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Road Transportation in Florida

Information on Florida Transit MapImage source:
http://www.floridatransit.org/
Transit

The Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) is one of the most active state transit associations in the nation.

Bay Town Trolley

It has office in Cincinnati, Ohio and operates in 242 locations, carrying more than 300 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and 4 Canadian provinces.

Contact Details
Bay Town Trolley / Bay Area Transportation
919 Massalina Drive, Panama City, FL 32401

Broward County Transit

Braward County Transit serves as a linkage to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties transit systems, and to Tri-Rail (commuter rail service). It provides four transfer terminals: Lauderhill Mall Transfer Facility (Lauderhill), West Regional Terminal (Plantation), Broward Central Terminal (downtown Fort Lauderdale) and Northeast Transit Center (Pompano Beach).

Road Safety Awareness: Florida Department of Transportation, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration support the education and awareness efforts for the dangers of drugged driving among  teens and young adults drunk driving cause from various organizations such as, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one of the respected organizations in the US.

Contact Details

Broward County Transit Division
Compliance Manager
1 N. University Drive,
Suite 3100A, Plantation,
Florida 33324.

Treasure Coast Connector Plus

It is serving the communities of St. Lucie and Martin Counties.

Contact Details
1505 Orange Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 464-7433

Palm Beach County

Their buses run whole week, serving more than 3,200 bus stops from Jupiter to Boca Raton and west to the Glades. In the wee hours of week days, the buses run every 30 minutes, off-peak service runs hourly, and weekend service runs hourly on most routes.

Contact Details
Palm Beach County
301 N. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Miami Dade Transit (MDT)

It operates on Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover and STS combined.

Martin County

Martin County provides three bus routes with connectivity to St. Lucie County. These routes provide commuters easy reach to work, school, shopping, medical facilities and recreational areas.

Contact Details
Martin County Administrative Center
2401 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34996

Express Bus Services:


95 Express (Broward County to Miami-Dade County)
595 Express (Broward County to Miami-Dade County)

Bicycling

In Florida the bicycle is lawfully characterized as a vehicle. Bicyclists have the same privileges to the roadways, and
Bycyler follows the same rules as other vehicle riders.Image source: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/
must follow the same traffic laws as those having motor vehicles. These laws consist of stop signs, red lights, riding with the flow of traffic, using lights at night, and yielding the right-of-way when entering a roadway.

Visit Florida Bicycle Association here.

Commercial Vehicles

Commercial Motor Vehicles which helps in buying and selling of goods and services has to meet certain minimum
Commercial Motor Vehicles which helps in buying and selling of goods and services.Image source: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/
standards when operating on Florida interstates and highways.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

To lessen the number of hurtles related to commercial motor vehicles, CVE officers executes safety examinations on commercial vehicles. The main purpose is to make sure that Florida's highway system and bridges do not get any issues from overweight vehicles. Vehicle weighing is done by CVE at its 20 fixed weigh station locations.

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Florida Scenic Highways

It is a comprehensive and huge effort to increase awareness of Florida’s historical and intrinsic resources, namely cultural, archeological, recreational, natural, historical and scenic resources which as a whole magnifiy the entire traveling experience. Program participation provides benefits to the community, such as resource preservation, enhancement and protection.

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Speed Limits on Florida Highways

Speed limit is 70 mph on Interstates, 65 mph on a four-lane divided highway outside an urban area (with a population of 5,000 or more), and 60 mph on other state highways[1].

For Drinking and Driving laws click here

Rail Transportation in Florida

Florida has a number of transportation options including Amtrak and commuter rail services.

Amtrak Service

The Amtrak System arrives at Florida via Georgia and Alabama, and extends the peninsula to Miami. Amtrak stations in Florida include Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando.

Website: http://www.amtrak.com/

Tri-Rail

It operates from Miami airport to Mangonia Park station

Website- http://www.tri-rail.com/

CFR Central Florida Rail

Website- http://www.cfrail.com/

Sun Rail

Website- sunrail.com/

Florida High-Speed Rail

Department of Transport of Florida has implemented plans to build a high-speed rail between Tampa, Orlando and Miami. The high-speed rail would travel at up to 186 miles per hour, allowing passengers to travel across Florida considerably faster than driving and other modes of transportation[2].

Air Transportation in Florida

Florida is fortunate to be served by one of the most comprehensive and progressive airport systems in the country.
Florida is fortunate to be served by one of the most comprehensive and progressive airport systems in the country. Image source: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/
The Aviation and Spaceports Office develops the Florida Aviation System Plan ensures the development and work toward improving the Florida’s airports and spaceports. Major activities include aviation system development, aviation grant program, airport regulation, intergovernmental coordination, aviation outreach and aviation emergency operations management.

Contact Details
Aaron N. Smith
State Aviation Manager
605 Suwannee Street
MS 46
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Tel: 850-414-4500
Fax: 850-414-4508

Listed below are the notable airports in Florida.

Avon Park: Municipal Airport (AVO)

Boca Raton: Public Airport (BCT)

Cedar Key: Lewis Airport (CDK)

Apalachicola: Municipal Airport (AAF)

Cocoa: Merritt Island Airport (COI)

Crestview: Bob Sikes Airport (CEW)

Cross City: Cross City Airport (CTY)

Daytona Beach: Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)

Fort Jefferson: Fort Jefferson Airport (RBN)

Miami : Seaplane Base (MPB)

Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Destin: Destin Airport (DSI)

Fort Myers: Page Field (FMY)

Fort Lauderdale: Executive Airport (FXE)

Fort Myers: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Fort Pierce: St Lucie County Airport (FPR)

Gainesville: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV)

St Augustine: St Augustine Airport (UST)

Hollywood : North Perry Airport (HWO)

Bartow: Bartow Airport (BOW)

Immokalee: Immokalee Airport (IMM)

Key Largo: Port Largo Airport (KYL)

Kissimmee: Municipal Airport (ISM)

Jacksonville: Craig Municipal Airport (CRG)

Lakeland: Municipal Airport (LAL)

Marathon: Marathon Flight Strip (MTH)

Perry: Perry-Foley Airport (FPY)

Jacksonville: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)

Marco Island: Marco Island Airport (MRK)

Pahokee: Palm Beach Co Glades Airport (PHK)

Sarasota: Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Melbourne: Melbourne International Airport (MLB)

Key West: Key West International Airport (EYW)

Miami: Dade Collier Airport (TNT)

Miami: Tamiami Airport (TMB)

Ocean Reef: Ocean Reef Airport (OCA)

Miami: Opa Locka Airport (OPF)

St Petersburg: Whitted Airport (SPG)

Miami: Miami International Airport (MIA)

Orlando: Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

Ocala: Taylor Field (OCF)

Okeechobee: County Airport (OBE)

Orlando: Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Naples: Naples Airport (APF)

Orlando: Orlando Executive Airport (ORL)

Panama City: Panama City - Bay County International Airport (PFN)

Pensacola: Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)

Pompano Beach: Pompano Beach Airport (PPM)

Leesburg: Leesburg Airport (LEE)

Punta Gorda: Charlotte County Airport (PGD)

Sebring: Sebring Air Terminal (SEF)

St Petersburg: St Petersburg International Airport (PIE)

Water Transportation in Florida

The Water Transportation in Florida is the key mode of transportation used as passenger carrier and also as freight carrier. Some of the famous transportation companies operating ferries are-

17 Marine LLC
Punta Gorda, Florida 33982
1-941-575-4835
www.17marinellc.com

A & B Marina
Key West, Florida 33040
1-305-294-2535
aandbmarina.com

A & J Boatworks
Stuart, Florida 34997
1-772-286-5339
www.ajboatworks.com

American Offshore Marina
Dania, Florida 33004
1-954-924-9444
americanoffshoremarina.com

Bay Pines Marina
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33708
1-727-392-4922
www.baypinesmarina.com



References
  1. Speed Limit
  2. Florida High-Speed Rail
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