Gov. Rick Scott accepted the resignation Tuesday of state transportation secretary Ananth Prasad, whose departure has been expected for weeks. His last day on the job will be Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. The Florida Transportation Commission will convene after the new year to seek applicants for the post.
Prasad is the third secretary of a major state agency to resign in the past week. Last week, Corrections Secretary Mike Crews and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard Jr. said they were leaving.