| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The arrival of SunRail has been hailed by Winter Park’s businesses and political leaders as a real boon to the city’s economy, bringing newcomers to the city and making the Winter Park train station the number one stop along the route.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Next week, the Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a public information meeting to explain ongoing plans for an upcoming highway resurfacing project.
The meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 5-7 p.m. in the E.L. Puryear building at...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Mimicking a practice called ciclovia that started in Colombia and has spread across the globe, the state will close Robinson Avenue along Lake Eola park in downtown Orlando to cars and trucks for most of Sunday.
The fourth-tenths of a mile stretch will...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The public is invited to attend one of three upcoming community meetings sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation, to give them a chance to review the ongoing U.S. 441 Corridor Study.
The first meeting will be held in Lake County.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Some days in many cities, bikes rule.
Closing roads to cars for a day for cyclists and pedestrians is popular in cities in Central and South America, Europe, India and Australia. Now the trend is catching on in the U.S., with cities such as Atlanta,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:26 AM
When the Florida Department of Transportation was gearing up to launch the SunRail commuter rail line, Dori Stone noted, the state agency contacted the city of Winter Park and wanted to know something.
“They asked us, ‘Hey, would you like to...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Taking a walk through downtown Winter Park several years ago, Diane Gillett Boswell first noticed them: the magnificent tabebuia trees that blossom in Central Park every spring.
“On a beautiful spring day in Winter Park at the golf course, I saw...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Central Florida's roads run red with pedestrian blood.
Nowhere in America are pedestrians at greater risk of being struck and seriously injured or killed. Nowhere are drivers more likely to suffer the life-changing split second of taking someone's...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:51 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida bicyclists this year may achieve their dream: a safe, nature-lined bicycle trail connecting the state's coastlines.
State policymakers are lining up behind a $50 million plan to tie together biking trails throughout Central...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The easy part of improving Central Florida's most dangerous roads for pedestrians involves concrete — and officials say that time and money should bring the needed sidewalks, median islands, streetlights and crosswalks.
The tougher part:...