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  • Xway authority loses $8 mill a year in veto

     
    By Dan Tracy, Staff Writer Officials of the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority were surprised that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a long-standing agreement the agency has with the state Department of Transportation. Authority chairman Walter Ketcham...
  • State DOT chief sets SunRail ‘no bailout’ tour

     
    Florida's top transportation manager intends to barnstorm the Interstate 4 corridor soon, warning local governments that there will be no state bailout if they run short of money operating the planned SunRail commuter train. Ananth Prasad, secretary of...
  • Scott’s SunRail decision coming Friday

     
    My colleague Dan Tracy reports here that Gov. Rick Scott will announce his decision on SunRail Friday in St. Petersburg. So far, Scott's done a good job keeping a lid on what he plans to do, and I certainly wouldn't be surprised if he kills it. But it's a...
  • Not everyone respects “ghost bikes”

     
    The state removed one in Bonita Springs in southwest Florida commemorating a cyclist killed April 17. A Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman said such ghost bikes create a safety issue by distracting drivers. I can almost hear the state saying...
  • Interest groups, pols react to Rick Scott’s SunRail decision

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Press releases are flowing in from capital area interest groups and politicians over Gov. Rick Scott's decision to green light the SunRail commuter rail project that he put on hold earlier this year. Republican-leaning groups commended...
  • FDOT wants to build lots of roads — and toll them

     
    By David Royce, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With bids for new road building projects coming in at “historically low levels,” Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Monday that now is the time for the state to...
  • Florida Legislature wants to raise speed limit

    Florida Legislature wants to raise speed limit
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Autobahn, it isn’t. But traversing Florida’s arterial roadways might get a bit quicker under a proposal gaining steam in the Legislature to boost speed limits on highways throughout the state. The idea is already...
  • Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid

    Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid
    TALLAHASSEE -- Two unions filed a lawsuit Thursday objecting to the state's attempt to side-step an agreement from 2009 to use federally certified union signal workers in the signal construction of the $1.6 billion SunRail commuter line. The Brotherhood...
  • Xway authority board member blames recent turmoil on 'Old Boy' culture

    Xway authority board member blames recent turmoil on 'Old Boy' culture
    Harsh words are flying at Orlando’s main road-building agency. Two days after being accused of violating Florida’s Government in the Sunshine law, board member Marco Pena said in a three-page memo that he is being unfairly maligned for...
  • Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options

    Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options
    Powerhouse Café in Winter Park is only two blocks from the new SunRail station, but the commuter train's debut early Thursday did not give it a bump in business. Nearby, a few customers trickled into Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, which is visible from the...
  • Schedule error delayed Google Transit routes for SunRail

    Schedule error delayed Google Transit routes for SunRail
    An error in train schedules that showed SunRail running on the weekends is the reason the commuter train is still not visible on Google Maps and Google Transit. Steve Olson, public information office for Florida Department of Transportation, said...