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  • Will growing opposition stop rail project in its tracks?

    Will growing opposition stop rail project in its tracks?
    All aboard, Florida? Not exactly. It seems every time the folks from All Aboard Florida unveil pretty drawings of a shiny new station, another organized group sprouts to oppose the proposed Miami-to-Orlando rail service. It happened again last week....
  • SunRail platform ambassadors may be departing in July

    SunRail platform ambassadors may be departing in July
    SunRail's black-shirted platform agents - ambassadors as they're called - may not be around much longer. One of the agents told me last week that their jobs were ending shortly. Possibly by the end of next week. The agent pointed at a painted warning on...
  • Want to rent a SunRail train? Here's how

    Want to rent a SunRail train? Here's how
    I've heard a lot of people say how much they would like to ride SunRail on the weekend, or during weekday afternoons or nights when service is scaled back. Good news! You can! For a price. The Florida Department of Transportation isn't advertising...
  • I-95 express lanes will have multiple access points

    I-95 express lanes will have multiple access points
    Q: When the Interstate 95 express lanes are open to Broward Boulevard in early 2015, will there be an access point at Sheridan Street? Will there be one toll for cars entering the express lanes at Broward Boulevard all the way to downtown Miami? And...
  • With tax passed, what now for Seminole's trails?

    With tax passed, what now for Seminole's trails?
    Seminole County voters' approval of a penny sales-tax hike that starts Jan. 1 is good news for the county's trails system. The tax can be used to build new trails, and several plans are in the works. Here's a summary from Seminole public-works official...
  • Lighthouse Point new bridge construction delayed

    Q: Signs say the completion date for the Kingfisher Waterway Bridge is now summer of 2014. It appears no actual work has taken place for some time and I'm wondering whether the already extended completion date from the spring is realistic and why the...
  • After two crashes, you'll be seeing and hearing more about SunRail safety

    After two crashes, you'll be seeing and hearing more about SunRail safety
    The state is stepping up its driver-education efforts after a pair of crashes involving SunRail trains last month. First, the state Department of Transportation has rolled out electronic billboards along the 31-mile rail corridor. The eight digital...
  • Uneven pavement on Sawgrass worries drivers

    Q: There is a dangerous condition with water ponding on the Sawgrass Expressway from the Sunrise toll plaza to Atlantic Boulevard. The new top layer of pavement, which was applied separately to each lane, is joined at slightly different heights creating a...
  • FHP stepping up SunRail patrols after crashes

    FHP stepping up SunRail patrols after crashes
    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."...
  • Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again

     Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again
    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...
  • New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue

    New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue
    The first opportunity that motorists traveling east on Interstate 4 have to enter Winter Park, Amy Bradbury noted, is from he exit at Fairbanks Avenue. That means this commercial corridor is often the first impression that people have of the city when...