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A highly decentralized department carries out the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT's) right-of-way mission. The state's transportation system is composed of seven geographic districts and one turnpike district. These eight district offices are responsible for all operational matters, and quality control, but they allow direct input by local governments and planning organizations into agency operations. The central office is responsible for policies, procedures, and quality assurance activities. The mission is to acquire right-of-way necessary to support the department's work program in a cost-efficient, quality manner, while ensuring that full compensation is paid for all property acquired. Oversight, but not direct management of FDOT, is conducted by the Florida Transportation Commission, an independent, citizen oversight board created in 1987. Florida completes approximately 2,500 to 3,000 transactions annually, with direct expenditures averaging about $300 million per year. The right-of-way division has 522 positions.