| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Despite the gnashing of teeth last night, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday he had met with Gov. Rick Scott this morning and was giving Florida one more week to think about high-speed rail. Scott, of course, has...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Last week, Gov. Rick Scott deep-sixed the $2.7 billion high-speed rail line between Orlando and Tampa. This week, he took his first tour of the Florida Department of Transportation, the agency that has worked on the project for years,...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is delaying a final decision about whether to let the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train in Central Florida move forward until mid-summer, long after the 60-day legislative session ends. The governor has kept $235...
| 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.
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish.
The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue.
| Nov 2, 2010
| 2:56 PM
As I'm clicking through the survey, I want to answer yes.
But question after question about whether I would take a high-speed rail line between Orlando and Tampa, I find myself answering no.
In eight scenarios laid out by the survey from the Florida...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:31 PM
Amtrak backed off its demands Wednesday for an ironclad insurance deal with SunRail, clearing the tracks for the Central Florida commuter train to roll again toward a startup in 2013.
The national carrier dropped its opposition to the $1.2 billion...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Two state agencies face a negligence lawsuit over a series of crashes that claimed nearly a dozen lives on Interstate 75 and resulted in a report that found inadequate training and procedural problems.
Gainesville attorney Christopher Chestnut said...