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  • Facts don't support County Commissioner's claim about Rick Scott

    Facts don't support County Commissioner's claim about Rick Scott
    County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, a Democratic primary candidate for state representative, joined several of her party’s leaders last weekend in bashing Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Here's one of her claims: “It’s interesting to watch...
  • New Boca Raton Tri-Rail station on the horizon

    New Boca Raton Tri-Rail station on the horizon
    Train commuters looking to get off in Boca Raton could have two stops to chose from in the not-too-distant future. A long talked about second Tri-Rail station in the city is closer to reality because more money has been found to help pay for the $18...
  • Florida tests high-tech devices to prevent wrong-way crashes

    Florida tests high-tech devices to prevent wrong-way crashes
    The state is moving forward with a high-tech plan to prevent wrong-way crashes on portions of Florida's Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway. Solar-powered, flashing signs that warn wrong-way drivers and also alert authorities to their presence will...
  • Walking, biking trail proposed next to high-speed train from Miami to Orlando

    Walking, biking trail proposed next to high-speed train from Miami to Orlando
    Taking a high-speed train is one way to travel between Miami and Orlando. But there could be other options like hiking and biking. As All Aboard Florida prepares to provide passenger service on the Florida East Coast Railroad, there's a growing push...
  • Want to flee? Here's what you should know

    If you want to evacuate, where should you go? Emergency managers urge residents if possible to hunker down in their own county – at least five to 10 miles inland. If you leave, you risk getting stuck in traffic, running out of gas or being chased...
  • East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to close overnight May 27-30

    East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to close overnight May 27-30
    The East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge will be closed May 27-30 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow crews to paint the movable span of the bridge. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, all eastbound traffic will be detoured to Sunrise...
  • SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way

    SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way
    This is the year that transportation in Metro Orlando fundamentally changes. By May, the region is supposed to get its first commuter train, the $1.2 billion SunRail system that will link DeBary in Volusia County with downtown Orlando and Sand Lake Road...
  • 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...
  • 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...