| Jan 29, 2015
| 10:26 AM
From the moment commuter rail became a reality in Central Florida, I've had a curious thirst.
Sure, I've heard all the bullet points about the benefits of public transportation: Energy efficiency. Lower traffic congestion. Job creation. I agree with all...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:08 PM
On Jan. 28, 1928, after my parents were married, they took a South Shore train from Hammond. It was so cold they were the only ones on the train. Just how cold was it that day?
— Audree Peters, Manteno
It was very cold the...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:31 PM
"Brakeless" (PBS, Monday). Kiyoko Miyake's oddly beautiful, philosophical documentary about the 2005 crash of a commuter train: Traveling too fast into a curve as the driver tried to stay on a schedule reckoned in seconds, the train derailed and ran...
| Oct 23, 2014
I'm ticked off because the No Right Turn onto 17-92 off West Seminole Boulevard in Sanford makes no sense at all. Now you have to cross oncoming traffic, go down a block or so, and make a U-turn across two lanes of oncoming traffic. Who thought that one...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The cold morning sunrise had done little to burn off the thick fog hanging in the Thompson hills in December 1891. A group of men made small talk as they prepared a freight train on a railroad siding near the East Thompson train station and then moved...
| Jul 23, 2001
NOW THAT was a cool coincidence: "Firefighter Appreciation Day 2001" at Oriole Park fell in the midst of the diehard, underground inferno that put the city's Fire Department to an extraordinary test. Too bad many of the firefighters who deserved the...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 3:39 PM
The odds of riding SunRail to downtown Orlando are now about the same as riding Moby Dick to Atlantis.
This is not all that surprising.
SunRail has been a dead train chugging since Rick Scott became Florida's first Maximum Leader.
It's how he is...
| Nov 1, 2011
Looking back on the events of 2011, who do you think has more regrets for his bad decisions, Hosni Mubarak or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty?
I guess you have to give it to Mubarak. After all, the guy gave up a cushy gig ruling Egypt just so he could...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Joni Mitchell, in her famous lyric, sang: "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone." This was my first thought when I read about the derailment of the Metro-North commuter train near Bridgeport on May 17. Would the...
| Sep 4, 2014
Last week a SunRail car struck and killed a person for the first time.
I'm sorry to say it likely won't be the last.
People — whether curious, daring or drunk — have wandered onto tracks since the earliest trains began running hundreds...
| Feb 28, 2015
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown was on display at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood....