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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • SunRail connects us: New Voices

    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...
  • SunRail scrambles to improve commuter experience

    SunRail scrambles to improve commuter experience
    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...
  • Surveillance cameras on SunRail cars, platforms

    Surveillance cameras on SunRail cars, platforms
    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...
  • SunRail crash video: Dramatic accident caught on camera

    SunRail crash video: Dramatic accident caught on camera
    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...
  • Two weeks before SunRail starts and still no online passes available

    Two weeks before SunRail starts and still no online passes available
    It's two weeks until the start of SunRail passenger service and you still can't buy SunCard passes online. That's right. A rail service that touts itself as a high-tech alternative to car commuting has not yet cracked the online sales code. As my...
  • A1A curve in Deerfield to be fixed in 2015

    Q: What's the status of fixing the S curve on A1A in Deerfield Beach? Bob Wilkie, Deerfield Beach A: Construction is set to begin in July 2015. Plans call for resurfacing A1A as well as adding bike lanes and continuous sidewalks from the Broward/...
  • Flagler Bridge closing for six months

    Starting Monday, the Flagler Memorial Bridge in West Palm Beach will be closed for six months. The Florida Department of Transportation is closing the bridge as construction crews work on a section of a $94.3 million replacement bridge that is being...
  • New Boca Raton Tri-Rail station on the horizon

    New Boca Raton Tri-Rail station on the horizon
    Train commuters looking to get off in Boca Raton could have two stops to chose from in the not-too-distant future. A long talked about second Tri-Rail station in the city is closer to reality because more money has been found to help pay for the $18...
  • Want to flee? Here's what you should know

    If you want to evacuate, where should you go? Emergency managers urge residents if possible to hunker down in their own county – at least five to 10 miles inland. If you leave, you risk getting stuck in traffic, running out of gas or being chased...
  • East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to close overnight May 27-30

    East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to close overnight May 27-30
    The East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge will be closed May 27-30 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow crews to paint the movable span of the bridge. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, all eastbound traffic will be detoured to Sunrise...
  • Leaving home before a hurricane? Here's where to get info about routes, road closures

    Leaving home before a hurricane? Here's where to get info about routes, road closures
    The Atlantic hurricane season begins Sunday and lasts until Nov. 30. This weekend you can take advantage of shopping tax free for some supplies like flashlights, batteries and weather radios. And before the weather turns ugly, you'll want to have the...