Innovative SunTrax Center Celebrates Grand Opening

SunTrax Facility - Promotional image for Grand Opening press release.

Today, the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Turnpike Enterprise celebrated the official grand opening of SunTrax, with a ceremony attended by elected officials, local representatives, community leaders, and partners. The winner of several construction design and tolling innovation industry awards, SunTrax was created to develop and test emerging technologies that will improve safety and advance […]

SunTrax Announces Industry Forum

SunTrax Observation Tower

The Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (“Department”), is hosting an Industry Forum for its SunTrax® Automated/Connected Vehicle Test Facility (“SunTrax”) operator project. SunTrax is a large-scale, state-of-the-art facility developed by the Department that is dedicated to the research, development, and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments. The Department anticipates […]

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Wins Prestigious 2020 President’s Award for Excellence and Technology Award from IBTTA

Drone footage of the 2.25 mi. SunTrax Oval Track.

Today, during its Virtual 88th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) announced it has awarded Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE)(link is external) the prestigious 2020 President’s Award for Excellence. IBTTA is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve tolling. The President’s Award is the top honor […]

Florida Paving The Way For Companies To Test Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Self-driving vehicle in urban environment.

Florida has firmly placed itself in the driver’s seat of the self-driving wave as more and more companies flock to the Sunshine State to test autonomous vehicle tech. One of the major reasons Fortune 500s and startups alike are heading to Florida is because of eased-up regulations.  Back in June, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House […]

Florida Sees Growth, Investment in Future of Self-Driving Vehicles

Autonomous vehicle being tested in Central Florida.

Get ready to see more self-driving cars on Florida roads. Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed legislation allowing qualified companies to start testing vehicles right beside you on local highways with no driver behind the wheel. It’s a scary thought for some, but state and local leaders said it’s the exciting future of transportation and the Sunshine […]