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  • SunRail's onboard ads sell out for first year

    SunRail's onboard ads sell out for first year
    Advertising on SunRail trains has sold out for the entire first year, according to Evolve Design Group, the Winter Park agency handling the contracts. SunRail's total ad revenue is just more than $100,000 for contracts over the first year, including...
  • 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...
  • SunRail, FCAT: Weekend talk topics

    SunRail, FCAT: Weekend talk topics
    SunRail, FCAT testing and Tallahassee politics will be topics for local public-affairs programs this weekend. SunRail is explored by Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. His guests are Noranne Downs,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...