| 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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:04 PM
SunRail's black-shirted platform agents - ambassadors as they're called - may not be around much longer.
One of the agents told me last week that their jobs were ending shortly. Possibly by the end of next week. The agent pointed at a painted warning on...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:59 AM
I've heard a lot of people say how much they would like to ride SunRail on the weekend, or during weekday afternoons or nights when service is scaled back.
Good news! You can!
For a price.
The Florida Department of Transportation isn't advertising...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Seminole County voters' approval of a penny sales-tax hike that starts Jan. 1 is good news for the county's trails system. The tax can be used to build new trails, and several plans are in the works. Here's a summary from Seminole public-works official...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The state is stepping up its driver-education efforts after a pair of crashes involving SunRail trains last month.
First, the state Department of Transportation has rolled out electronic billboards along the 31-mile rail corridor. The eight digital...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Central Florida's roads run red with pedestrian blood.
Nowhere in America are pedestrians at greater risk of being struck and seriously injured or killed. Nowhere are drivers more likely to suffer the life-changing split second of taking someone's...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Public backlash over allowing billboards on public land convinced the South Florida Water Management District Tuesday to drop its controversial money-making venture.
The district, which handles flood control and leads Everglades restoration, in December...