Author Topic: FDOT's First Coast Expressway  (Read 52409 times)

thelakelander

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Re: FDOT's First Coast Expressway
« Reply #105 on: March 21, 2020, 07:59:55 PM »
Yeah, shrinking of the transportation system won't be coming soon in Florida. It may not occur in our lifetimes.

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is assigned with assembling task forces to study three specific corridors:

The Suncoast Connector, extending from Citrus County to Jefferson County
The Northern Turnpike Connector, extending from the northern terminus of Florida’s Turnpike northwest to the Suncoast Parkway
The Southwest-Central Florida Connector, extending from Collier County to Polk County



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Re: FDOT's First Coast Expressway
« Reply #106 on: March 21, 2020, 08:27:57 PM »
if there is a silver lining to COVID-19, it is the favorable global impact on our environment that is already apparent.  Atmospheric CO2 emissions in China and Italy nearly disappeared in only a few days.  Water quality in polluted waterways is showing marked improvements.

Maybe the Florida budget is so drained and people are driving less after this such that these new "corridors" are no longer feasible or are a priorty.  We shall see.

It would be interesting if COVID-19, bad as it is, saves us from the catastrophic effects of unchecked global climate change.

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Re: FDOT's First Coast Expressway
« Reply #107 on: March 23, 2020, 12:42:43 PM »
if there is a silver lining to COVID-19, it is the favorable global impact on our environment that is already apparent.  Atmospheric CO2 emissions in China and Italy nearly disappeared in only a few days.  Water quality in polluted waterways is showing marked improvements.

Maybe the Florida budget is so drained and people are driving less after this such that these new "corridors" are no longer feasible or are a priorty.  We shall see.

It would be interesting if COVID-19, bad as it is, saves us from the catastrophic effects of unchecked global climate change.

Counterpoint: Less density means more social distancing!

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Re: FDOT's First Coast Expressway
« Reply #108 on: March 25, 2020, 10:17:10 AM »
THis COVID19 thing is a like a sparkly new president.  Masses of people are projecting their wildest wishes onto it, insisting that they're now possible.