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Space Florida announced a multimillion-dollar investment in Aerion Supersonic to provide financing, structure and development assistance to build Aerion's new global headquarters in Melbourne, Fla. Aerion Supersonic is planning to produce the AS2 supersonic business jet, the world's first, at its proposed "Aerion Park" manufacturing plant located at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB).

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received Best in Construction Awards from the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA) for 14 projects throughout Florida. Each year, the FTBA recognizes those companies and individuals who have responsibly executed outstanding road and bridge construction projects across the state.

Contractors have until the beginning of July to bid on a project to raise a 6.5-mi. segment of the Tamiami Trail, the final step in infrastructure to increase the flow of fresh water to the Everglades and Florida Bay. "The deadline for bids is early July," said Alecia Collins, deputy communications director of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which is co-managing the project with the National Parks Service.

Residents of the small Pensacola suburb of Ensley must feel like the road construction on Nine Mile Road will never be finished. Now, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is offering some hints when major segments will be completed. After several years of work, the state transportation agency announced that one portion of Nine Mile Road (U.S.

In late April, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began construction in Lakeland for the Road Diet Test and Traffic Study through the city's Dixieland area along South Florida Avenue. The $950,000 project will construct a new traffic pattern on the avenue from Ariana Street to Lime Street in downtown Lakeland.

At 21 miles long and $2.3 billion, Orlando's massive I-4 Ultimate is the largest infrastructure project in the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) history. By the time the last yard of concrete is placed in 2021, the project will consume 6.7 million cu.

In court on June 4, the Florida DOT (FDOT) tried to block the public and media from seeing the records that could show the cause of the fatal FIU bridge collapse in March. FDOT requested that Judge John Cooper of the Leon County Circuit Court dismiss a lawsuit by the Miami Herald, which urged the state of Florida to turn over documents including emails, meeting minutes and additional records detailing the bridge's construction and design, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Just two days before the newly-constructed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed on March 15, the project's lead engineer left a warning message for Florida Department of Transportation officials about cracks in the structure.

A more than $2.3 billion dollar project that will rebuild Interstate 4 through central Florida has officially passed the two-year mark of the nearly seven years slated for construction. I-4 Ultimate calls for the reconstruction of 21 mi. of roadway infrastructure from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County through Downtown Orlando, extending to the east of state Road 434 in Seminole County.

Local Orlando TV news affiliate WESH is reporting that since the Interstate 4 Ultimate construction project officially started Feb. 1, 2015, there have been 87 claims filed by drivers who say the project damaged their vehicle. WESH 2 News uncovered the claims in a public records request through the Florida Department of Transportation.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announced the finalists in the 2016 America's Transportation Awards competition. Twelve projects from 10 state departments of transportation are competing for the national Grand Prize and the People's Choice Award.