| May 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The thousands of commuters who've so far boarded Central Florida's fledgling SunRail service have experienced its technological amenities: free WiFi, plentiful power outlets — and surveillance cameras.
The cameras are small, black domes resembling...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Dramatic video released Thursday shows just how narrowly Kristen L. Taylor escaped a train crash that demolished her new sports coupe earlier this week.
Taylor's Infiniti stalled on a railroad crossing in Maitland just before the traffic arms came...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:15 AM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
SunRail has been rolling along Metro Orlando tracks for a week now, attracting so many riders that the commuter trains often run an hour or more behind schedule.
"It's a good thing to be over capacity, but they [passengers] have to be satisfied," said...
| May 8, 2014
The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service.
No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
On Friday, the day after SunRail's launch, I watched as joy riders crowded on trains, and eventually dispersed at the various rail stops, including Park Avenue in Winter Park, to visit, shop and gawk at neighborhoods that were seemingly inaccessible to...
| May 12, 2014
SunRail tickets will be available for sale Monday online and at station kiosks, the Florida Department of Transportation announced Sunday.
Train service remains free this week, but passengers will be charged beginning May 19.
FDOT had expected the...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:43 AM
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?
That's because, contrary to popular thought, money does grow on trees.
A grand jury can't determine who ordered...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:00 AM
MARATHON — Retired truck driver Norm "Runaway Grandpa" Dille arrived at the old Seven Mile Bridge for his daily ritual. He walked about half a mile roundtrip before plunking down in a green plastic chair to gaze at nature's beauty and at Henry...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Photo by Lee Hershfield
What if I were to tell you that the fatality rate for those of us who drive a car or truck is 14 out of every 100,000 drivers? That’s a distressing statistic but it’s far below what it once was.
Now, what if I were to...