The Florida Department of Transportation is decentralized in accordance with legislative mandates. Each district is managed by a District Secretary. They vary in organizational structure, but in general, each has major divisions for Administration, Planning, Production, and Operations. Also, each district has a Public Information Office that reports to the District Secretary and a District Chief Counsel who reports to the DOT General Counsel in Tallahassee.
District 1 (Southwest Florida)
With a land area of nearly 12,000 square miles, District One represents 12 counties in Southwestern Florida. Its 2.7 million residents contribute to the 42 million miles traveled daily on its state highways. District One provides capital grant funds to 21 public airports, including three international airports. In addition, there are 121 registered private aviation facilities in the District. The district has one deep-water seaport in operation, also a SIS hub, which receives state grant funds from the Seaports and Intermodal programs. District One is served by 5 Railroad Companies (CSX, Evansville Western Railway, Fla Midland, South Central Fla Express, Seminole Gulf Railway) and two excursion trains (Murder Mystery - Seminole Gulf and Florida Railroad, Parrish).
District One Secretary
District 2 (Northeast Florida)
District Two, in Northeastern Florida, is home to more than 1.9 million residents. Its 18 counties cover nearly 12,000 square miles. Travelers on the state highway system log more than 43.2 million miles daily. Two major transit authorities, assisted by the FDOT, operate in the district. Two deep-water ports, three major rail lines, and 144 public and private airports serve the area.
District Two Secretary
District 3 (Northwest Florida)
District Three represents Florida's Panhandle. Its 1,402,000 residents are spread over 16 counties and 11,500 square miles. Each day motorists travel more than 26.1 million miles on state roads. Four rail lines and three deep-water ports help move products into and out of the district. There are 80 airports to accommodate airborne travel. FDOT provides funding to assist the two major transit authorities in aiding those who rely on public transportation.
District Three Secretary
District 4 (Southeast Florida)
Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties comprise District 4's 5,000 square miles and are home to over 4 million residents. Vehicles in District 4 travel more than 52.4 million miles daily. District Four is served by 90 airports, three deep-water ports, and two railroads. FDOT assists Tri-Rail (a commuter rail service), to Gold Coast Commuter Services (a commuter assistance program), and to two major transit authorities (Broward County Transit and Palm Tran) with 319 passenger vehicles.
District Four Secretary
District 5 (Central Florida)
District Five is one of the fastest-growing areas of the state. It covers nine counties; Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia. It spans nearly 9,000 square miles and is home to over 4,100,000 residents who log more than 67.3 million miles daily on state-maintained highways and 125.9 million vehicle miles daily on all roads within the District Five region. Seven transit authorities also serve the area, one passenger rail line, four freight rail lines, one deep-water port, 25 public-use, and 133 private-use airports, and it is home to Space Florida.
District Five Secretary
District 6 (South Florida)
District Six encompasses Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in South Florida. The district is home to 2.7 million residents. Its roads are traveled more than 30.8 million miles daily. As of December 31, 2009, daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMT) on state roads for the district is 30,923.8. In 2008, for all public roads in the district, it is 56.7 million DVMT. FDOT provides funding assistance to Miami-Dade Transit, which operates 893 buses in the district, and the City of Key West Department of Transportation, which operates 17 buses. The area is also served by seven public airports, 78 private airports, two rail lines, and two deep-water ports: the Port of Miami and the Port of Key West.
District Six Secretary
District 7 (West Central Florida)
District Seven, with a land area of nearly 3,332 square miles, District Seven represents five counties with 2,884,600 residents in the Tampa Bay area. Drivers in the district travel more than 33.6 million miles daily. FDOT provides capital and operating assistance to three major transit authorities in the district. Forty-two airports, two deep-water ports, and one major rail line also operate in the Bay area.
District Seven Secretary
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Created in 2002, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) pursues the best private-sector business practices while protecting public-sector interests. FTE encompasses the Turnpike System, which includes the Mainline/State Road 91 and 10 expansion facilities; all FDOT-owned toll roads and bridges, such as Alligator Alley, Pinellas Bayway, Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Wekiva Parkway; and FDOT-operated toll roads and bridges, including the Garcon Point Bridge, Mid-Bay Bridge, and Spence Parkway. FTE reinvests its revenues into operations and maintenance costs, preservation of the infrastructure, paying annual debt service on Turnpike bonds, and improving safety, technology, customer service, capacity, and access. Three million customers use Florida’s Turnpike System daily, preferring “The Less Stressway.”
Turnpike Enterprise Director