Sarasota FL Department of Transportation

Find Sarasota, Florida departments of transportation, highways, roads, and bridge departments. Departments of transportation provide information on public transport, including roads, highways, bridges, traffic conditions, closures, tolls and travel information.


Florida Department of Transportation 1840 61st Street Sarasota FL 34243 941-359-7300


About Sarasota Departments of Transportation

Sarasota Departments of Transportation are branches of Florida State,, or Federal government whose mission is to plan for and develop a fast, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system and infrastructure that effectively serves the citizenry and promotes economic vitality in Sarasota, FL.

You may contact the Department of Transportation for questions about:
  • Sarasota DOT compliance training
  • DOT number lookups
  • Road, interstate and highway traffic and closures
  • Road toll and travel information
  • Sarasota Transportation Dept jobs and employment
Sarasota Department of Transportation

Sarasota Transportation Departments are responsible for maintaining and improving transportation infrastructure, including state roads and highways, bridges, airports, ports and waterways, public transit systems, and railways in Sarasota. Infrastructure maintenance often involves emergency response to accidents, disasters, and inclement weather such as winter storms. Sarasota DOT Offices manages the allocation of Federal and Florida State funding for Sarasota transportation capital improvements and the use of any Florida funding sources dedicated for transportation purposes, such as toll proceeds and fuel taxes.

US Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is a cabinet-level department headed by the Secretary of Transportation. The department is comprised of eleven offices and administrations primarily organized around modes of transportation. Much of what USDOT does is regulatory in nature. For example, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration develops regulations for motor vehicle safety and for fuel efficiency standards in Sarasota. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regulates the nation's pipeline infrastructure and shipments of hazardous material by land, sea, and air.

Sarasota Transportation Projects

The USDOT is a major source of funding for transportation capital projects, especially transit and highway projects in Sarasota, FL. The Surface Transportation Program provides Florida State and local Sarasota governments approximately $10 billion annually in flexible funding for a wide range of improvements, as well as capital planning purposes.