| May 29, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Barbara Calabrese has seen plenty of bad driving around railroad crossings. Much of it she describes as "just stupid."
"My feeling is people are comfortable stopping on the tracks," said Calabrese, a Maitland resident. "And they shouldn't be. Never."...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It sure sounds wonderful: A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport.
The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:15 AM
SunRail's morning service was delayed today, after a leaking cooler was found at one of the Orlando stations and authorities were called to investigate, the Florida Department of Transportation said.
According to FDOT spokesman Steve Olson, the cooler...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
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...
| May 8, 2014
The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service.
No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
SunRail tickets will be available for sale Monday online and at station kiosks, the Florida Department of Transportation announced Sunday.
Train service remains free this week, but passengers will be charged beginning May 19.
FDOT had expected the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:37 PM
It’s been an encouraging sign for the Florida Department of Transportation that they’re already getting the number of riders needed by the end of 2014 to make SunRail a success.
In Winter Park, though, there’s another optimistic sign:...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project?
I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...