The Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) has received a 2021 Transportation Achievement Award for SunTrax from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
The ITE’s Transportation Achievement Awards recognize excellence in the advancement of transportation. SunTrax was recognized in the Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) category for the state-of-the-art facility, which is dedicated to the research, development, and testing of Florida’s tolling as well as other emerging transportation technologies.
The 2.25-mile-long oval testing track sits on a 475-acre facility located between Tampa and Orlando. The SunTrax facility features a multilane reversible oval track to test numerous technologies simultaneously, and replicates typical Florida highway conditions, with a design speed of 70 mph. The first phase of construction included the infrastructure needed for FTE to perform testing of both current and future toll technologies.
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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews