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  • Sometimes a deal just won’t die: LaHood gives Florida another week on rail

     
    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...
  • Scott: Port expansion sends a message, SunRail still on hold

     
    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,...
  • Scott’s SunRail freeze becomes leverage with Florida Legislature

     
    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...
  • Rocky’s Replay delivers in new home

     
    Rocky's Replay returns, with beer and smoking inside again....
  • Another Florida transit official quits after high-speed rail rejection

    Another Florida transit official quits after high-speed rail rejection
    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...
  • Your car breaks down on a drug run. Who do you call?

    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. The...
  • Auto Erotica: It's time to ban the motorcycle

    Auto Erotica: It's time to ban the motorcycle
    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...
  • Death of shuttle is killing Titusville

    Death of shuttle is killing Titusville
    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. "I...
  • High-speed scenarios too costly

    High-speed scenarios too costly
    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...
  • SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down

    SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down
    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...
  • Widening of I-75 will destroy habitat for endangered wood storks

    Widening of I-75 will destroy habitat for endangered wood storks
    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...