Recently, the Department embarked
into a new bold era for innovative ideas, research and
accelerated implementation. Success in this new era depends on
the ability to innovate the products and services Florida's transportation system provides its users. The Florida Department
of Transportation's desire for innovation will utilize newly developed technology
or employ "outside the box" thinking to generate new and better
value for every transportation dollar invested.
After researching and evaluating many innovative ideas, the
Central Office has developed a list of concepts, products and
services that may be the best solution to the project's needs or
design challenges. Some items on the list are completely
developed, and only need tailoring to your project. We encourage
you to propose one or more of these innovations for project
specific solutions with confidence of approval by the Districts.
Other items are not fully detailed and will require coordination
with and approval by the District's Design Office. Many of these
innovations have been successfully implemented in other states
and countries. Not all projects benefit from these innovations
and the Department is not advocating the general use of new
products or designs where an economical well proven solution
exists and is the most appropriate solution for the situation.
Please consider these innovations as possible solutions to your
project-specific needs. We invite you to review innovations
listed in the links below. Additional innovations will be added
as they are identified and developed. If you have any questions,
details and contact information are included within the
information for each innovation web site.