| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:49 PM
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.
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — A few cities lined up Wednesday to oppose parts of a bill that would allow the state Department of Transportation to override local government land-use plans for development around the proposed SunRail train slated to run through...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:28 PM
A quicker ride along Interstate 75 in Broward and Miami-Dade counties could come at the expense of endangered wood storks.
A plan to widen a 17-mile stretch of the interstate would destroy 382 acres of foraging habitat for the birds, which have...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 12:22 PM
A second top state transportation manager has quit in the wake of Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa.
Kevin Thibault, who also ran Florida's Turnpike, resigned Tuesday, effective May 6. Thibault was the...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:32 AM
A man and a woman were en route to Fort Myers from a doctor's appointment in Tampa experienced car trouble in Manatee County. The couple was traveling with a hand-held safe holding $7,700 in prescription medication, reports The Bradenton Herald.