Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

Department of Transportation

For assistance, call 850-414-4100 or visit https://www.fdot.gov/

What is the purpose of the department?

The Department of Transportation is responsible for providing a safe statewide transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of the environment and communities.

How does the department operate?

The Department of Transportation is a decentralized agency. The department's headquarters in Tallahassee is responsible for developing policies and procedures and providing quality assurance, while its seven district offices and Florida's Turnpike Enterprise are responsible for building and maintaining roads and bridges. District offices are located in Broward, Columbia, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, Polk, Volusia, and Washington counties.

The Florida Transportation Commission provides the department policy guidance on issues of statewide importance and helps maintain public accountability through its annual Performance and Production Review of the Florida Department of Transportation.

The Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged ensures the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons.

What are the department's programs?

The department's budget entities are as follows.

Transportation Systems Development, including the Florida Rail Enterprise and the following.

  • Aviation
  • Design
  • Emergency Management
  • Freight & Rail
  • Modal Development
  • Planning
  • Program Management
  • Public Transit
  • Research Center
  • Right of Way
  • Safety
  • Seaport
  • Strategic Development
  • Transportation Technology

Transportation Systems Operations, including Executive Direction and Support Services, Information Technology, and Highway Operations, which includes the following.

  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Materials
  • Traffic Engineering and Operations

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise.

  • This program includes the Turnpike Executive offices and all road segments of the turnpike system.

What is Florida's transportation system?

Florida's transportation system consists of 123,652 centerline miles of public roads, 2,746 railway miles, 19 commercial airports, 32 urban and 40 rural transit systems, and 15 seaports.

What are the major components of the state highway system?

The State Highway System consists of 12,121 centerline miles of road and 7,244 bridges maintained by FDOT. The Strategic Intermodal System, composed of transportation corridors and facilities of statewide and interregional significance, consists of 4,351 centerline miles of road.

How are these activities funded?

Fiscal Year: 2022-23
Fund Dollars Positions
TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF
FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE SYSTEMS
FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE
2,068,532,915
372.00
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
FLORIDA RAIL ENTERPRISE
286,795,628
1.00
PROGRAM: TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
3,296,079,861
1,755.00
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS OPERATIONS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTION AND SUPPORT SERVICES
100,900,110
745.00
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
58,575,416
198.00
PROGRAM: HIGHWAY OPERATIONS
7,951,205,055
3,104.00
TOTAL
13,762,088,985
6,175.00

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website.

Where can I get more information?

Other Reports
The Auditor General reports on department operations are available on its website.
The Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General reports are available on its website.
The Florida Transportation Commission reports on department operations and performance are available on its publications website.

Websites of Interest
Florida Transportation Commission
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials

Performance Information


Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan.

What are the applicable statutes?

Sections 20.23 and 334.044, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Office of the Secretary, 850-414-4100

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