Tag: Senate Transportation Committee

Scott PowersJuly 30, 2018
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Citing problems in Florida, Michigan and at least four other states, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson joined a colleague from Michigan Monday morning in asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate SunPass contractor Conduent State & Local Solutions for possible illegal wrongdoing. The Florida Department of Transportation contracted with the Maryland-based company for $287 […]

Drew WilsonJanuary 10, 2018
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A bill that would allow police to pull over and ticket drivers who are texting cleared its second Senate panel Wednesday, with a unanimous vote from the Senate Committee on Transportation. Texting while driving is currently a ‘secondary offense’ in Florida, meaning law enforcement can tack on an additional charge for texting motorists who are […]

Drew WilsonMarch 20, 2017
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The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would require private rail companies to add safety features along their tracks, a move maligned by officials at All Aboard Florida. SB 386’s safety standards require passenger rail companies to install features such as positive train control, which helps prevent train-on-train collisions, and a remote […]


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