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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • SunRail trains delayed after leaking cooler left at station

    SunRail trains delayed after leaking cooler left at station
    SunRail's morning service was delayed today, after a leaking cooler was found at one of the Orlando stations and authorities were called to investigate, the Florida Department of Transportation said. According to FDOT spokesman Steve Olson, the cooler...
  • Biking the Keys

    Biking the Keys
    Driving the Florida Keys in a car, I might not have seen them. But riding my bike, it was hard to miss the "V" of about a dozen brown pelicans that glided no more than 15 feet above my head at Little Torch Key, flying in the direction of Key Largo while I...
  • SunRail scrambles to improve commuter experience

    SunRail scrambles to improve commuter experience
    SunRail has been rolling along Metro Orlando tracks for a week now, attracting so many riders that the commuter trains often run an hour or more behind schedule. "It's a good thing to be over capacity, but they [passengers] have to be satisfied," said...
  • SunRail delayed after train hits landscape trailer in Longwood

    SunRail delayed after train hits landscape trailer in Longwood
    The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service. No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...