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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 1st SunRail car soon on its way to Sanford

    The first Central Florida sighting of the SunRail commuter train — at least part of it — is only a few weeks away. A rail car with all the official decals and splashes of yellow, blue and orange paint is about to depart the upstate New...
  • Florida Transportation Secretary calls for pedestrian safety action

     Florida Transportation Secretary calls for pedestrian safety action
    Declaring that Florida is not safe for pedestrians or bicyclists, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Tuesday that his department is changing its road design and engineering principals on the state's dangerous roads. Prasad...
  • SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way

    SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way
    This is the year that transportation in Metro Orlando fundamentally changes. By May, the region is supposed to get its first commuter train, the $1.2 billion SunRail system that will link DeBary in Volusia County with downtown Orlando and Sand Lake Road...
  • Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options

    Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options
    Powerhouse Café in Winter Park is only two blocks from the new SunRail station, but the commuter train's debut early Thursday did not give it a bump in business. Nearby, a few customers trickled into Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, which is visible from the...
  • Schedule error delayed Google Transit routes for SunRail

    Schedule error delayed Google Transit routes for SunRail
    An error in train schedules that showed SunRail running on the weekends is the reason the commuter train is still not visible on Google Maps and Google Transit. Steve Olson, public information office for Florida Department of Transportation, said...
  • SunRail's onboard ads sell out for first year

    SunRail's onboard ads sell out for first year
    Advertising on SunRail trains has sold out for the entire first year, according to Evolve Design Group, the Winter Park agency handling the contracts. SunRail's total ad revenue is just more than $100,000 for contracts over the first year, including...
  • Two weeks before SunRail starts and still no online passes available

    Two weeks before SunRail starts and still no online passes available
    It's two weeks until the start of SunRail passenger service and you still can't buy SunCard passes online. That's right. A rail service that touts itself as a high-tech alternative to car commuting has not yet cracked the online sales code. As my...
  • SunRail, FCAT: Weekend talk topics

    SunRail, FCAT: Weekend talk topics
    SunRail, FCAT testing and Tallahassee politics will be topics for local public-affairs programs this weekend. SunRail is explored by Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. His guests are Noranne Downs,...
  • SunRail trains delayed after leaking cooler left at station

    SunRail trains delayed after leaking cooler left at station
    SunRail's morning service was delayed today, after a leaking cooler was found at one of the Orlando stations and authorities were called to investigate, the Florida Department of Transportation said. According to FDOT spokesman Steve Olson, the cooler...
  • Report: 2,000 state-owned trees illegally cut down to make room for billboards

    If 2,000 state-owned trees fall in the Panhandle and no one is around in Tallahassee to hear them, do they make a sound? Apparently not. That's because, contrary to popular thought, money does grow on trees. A grand jury can't determine who ordered...
  • Wildflowers have become a travel destination

    Wildflowers have become a travel destination
    Nowhere is nature's "Yay!" more apparent than a good display of wildflowers. Seeds are splitting, shoots are shooting, buds are unfolding to show the colorful petals they've concealed. It's happening everywhere from your back yard and your neighborhood to...