Tourism

Two Million Floridians Are Expected to Travel This Fourth of July

The holiday weekend will be the second busiest since 2000, according to AAA estimates.

06/27/2022 By Staff

Back to the drawing board

City Rejects Art Slated for Fruitville Road and U.S. 41 Roundabout

City commissioners said they felt “lukewarm” about the coral-like sculpture recommended by the Public Art Committee.

04/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public Art

A Colorful Coral Reef-Inspired Sculpture May Be Heading to the Fruitville Road Roundabout

The City of Sarasota Public Art Committee unanimously recommended "Dwell" to go before city commissioners for final approval.

01/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Transportation

A Diverging Diamond Interchange Is Coming to I-75 and Clark Road

Construction on the $62.4 million project is expected to last until fall 2023.

10/22/2021 By Staff

The Time Is Now

The City of Sarasota Has Issued a Call for a Landmark Piece of Public Art

It will be located at the city's newest completed roundabout at U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road.

09/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Construction

Gulfstream Roundabout Traffic Shift Will Start Monday

The City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation are warning drivers to expect stop-and-go traffic and changing lane conditions on Monday evening.

08/13/2021 By Staff

Transportation

Fares Resume for All Sarasota County Area Transit Services on July 6

The fares are the same as they were prior to their suspension in 2020.

06/21/2021 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County to Launch 'Mobility on Demand' Service June 5

Called "OnDemand by Sarasota County," it will serve four specialized zones and operate much like ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

05/28/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota County Named a 'Best Commuter Workplace'

The Best Workplaces for Commuters program offers designated organizations access to a range of support services to assess and promote non-driving commuting for employees.

02/17/2021 By Staff

Coronavirus

Federal Order Requires Use of Face Coverings on All Sarasota County Area Transit Services

The order applies to all who utilize SCAT's services, including fixed routes, SCAT Plus and the Siesta Key Trolley.

02/10/2021 By Staff

Construction

Public Invited to Meeting About U.S. 41-Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout

Pre-construction work could begin as early as January 2021.

12/04/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Jane Grogg Named Director of Sarasota County Area Transit Services

Grogg will immediately assume the position.

10/22/2020 By Staff

Construction

Three U.S. 41 Roundabouts Scheduled for Completion Next Month

The Fruitville Road, 10th and 14th Street roundabouts are expected to be in final stages by the end of October, and ready for traffic by beginning of November.

10/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Closures

Fruitville Road Closure Begins Week of March 1

The closure is part of a new traffic pattern that is expected to be in effect through summer 2020.

02/28/2020 By Staff

Driving in Circles

Roundabout Construction is Everywhere. Here’s an Update on Where and Why

In the city of Sarasota, three roundabouts under construction are all slated for completion in Fall 2020.

12/31/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Road Work

Traffic Lanes Open on St. Armands Circle Following Roadwork

Work for the project will continue along John Ringling Boulevard; however, crews expect to accomplish that work without extended lane closures.

12/14/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County Area Transit to Host Series of Network Redesign Open Houses

The county has been exploring mobility redesign concepts in order to better meet the needs of the community.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Environment

New Report Details Local Auto Emissions Trends

Emissions from driving in the Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., metro area grew more slowly than population between 1990 and 2017, which means emissions per person have decreased.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Transportation

'Sarasota in Motion' Plan Enters Second Phase

An interactive online map is now available for public comment at SarasotaInMotion.com; the input will inform the city's master transportation plan.

09/17/2019 By Staff

Election Night

Committee Picks Brand New Art for Brand New Roundabouts

As the City of Sarasota grows, so does its public art collection.

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts