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  • Florida Legislature wants to raise speed limit

    Florida Legislature wants to raise speed limit
    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...
  • Officials probe why airport beams toppled

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport officials are investigating whether a design flaw or procedural error was at play after five enormous concrete runway support beams crashed three stories to the ground on Saturday. Assistant airport...
  • 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...
  • Coast-to-coast Florida bike trail could cruise to approval this year

    Coast-to-coast Florida bike trail could cruise to approval this year
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail

    Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail
    It's only a half-mile, but the bicycle path that the state has committed to build next summer in downtown Titusville could be the beginning of a trail that cuts through the heart of Central Florida and connects the east and west coasts. "This is the...
  • Airport tunnels to make navigating U.S. 1 easier

    Airport tunnels to make navigating U.S. 1 easier
    FORT LAUDERDALE - Get ready for a change of scenery and a slightly easier commute on U.S. 1 when some of the six new airport tunnels open — possibly within the next two months. The real improvement will take place when all of them open, in about...
  • Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough

    Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough
    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:...
  • Public pressure kills water district's billboards push

    Public pressure kills water district's billboards push
    Public backlash over allowing billboards on public land convinced the South Florida Water Management District Tuesday to drop its controversial money-making venture. The district, which handles flood control and leads Everglades restoration, in December...
  • Matt Bogdanoff new Florida director for Republican Jewish Coalition

    Matt Bogdanoff new Florida director for Republican Jewish Coalition
    Matthew Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale is the new Florida regional director for the Republican Jewish Coalition. Working from the organization’s Boca Raton office, he’ll have the whole state as his territory. The RJC announced the hiring...