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Transportation in Florida

With over 12,000 miles in its State Highway System and approximately 1,350 miles of coastline, Florida is a driver’s paradise. 

This guide from the State Library of Florida explores the role of transportation in Florida history and in modern times. 

Transportation and motor vehicle professionals employed by the State of Florida who have a State Library card can access e-books, online journals and other resources for free. 

We can also deliver books and research articles directly to your office.  

Other researchers can request most of these materials through their local public library. 

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in our catalog or to more information on external sites.

Early 19th century photo of a couple in a Buick automobile

Transportation in history 

Transportation today

Reports and statistics

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Professional resources 

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.