| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:49 PM
If there's one decision the Florida Department of Transportation should backtrack on, it's the refusal to use state funds to build a needed link that will bring commuter rail service to downtown Miami.
At issue is the $44 million needed to build a...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:02 PM
District 2: Aronson knows her community the most
Five candidates with varying backgrounds and experience filed to run for the Broward County Commission District 2 spot in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. No Republicans have filed to run for this seat, so...
| Aug 13, 2014
That was County Commissioner Steven Abrams' overall assessment of how the Palm Beach County has recovered from the Recession.
"The major issue continues to be restoring economic prosperity to Palm Beach County," said Abrams, whose District 4...
| Jul 27, 2014
With infectious enthusiasm, Mike Reininger, president and chief development officer for All Aboard Florida, grabbed the microphone to whoop: "This is happening — now!"
This being the train-of-trains that will whisk passengers from Miami to Orlando...
| Aug 17, 2014
Safety improvements are coming to more than 200 railroad crossings in many of the coastal downtowns from Miami to West Palm Beach — so don't be surprised if you this fall start seeing construction work altering your commute.
New lights, gates,...
| Jul 26, 2014
Residents fed up with blaring train horns may have All Aboard Florida to thank if there is finally silence at the crossings.
The company is adding a second track to the Florida East Coast Railway and rebuilding dozens of South Florida crossings to...
| Jul 22, 2014
"I just returned from a trip to Europe, and really enjoyed riding the high-speed Eurostar and TGV. Why can't we have something like that here in the U.S.?" So asked a reader, and the fundamental answer is simple: The United States, as a nation, does not...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Nearly 60 years after serving its last guests, the New River Inn in downtown Fort Lauderdale is still open for business — as a history museum.
Today it's the oldest remaining hotel building in Broward County and the centerpiece of the Old Fort...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Blaring train horns may become a thing of the past on the tracks that pass through coastal downtowns from Miami to West Palm Beach.
Officials announced Tuesday they have secured funding for crossing improvements necessary to establish a continuous...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Q: Why is Florida allowed to charge tolls on highways like Interstate 95 that were built with federal tax dollars?
Mike Wolf, Boca Raton
A: The federal government allows tolls on new highways and on lanes added to existing interstates, like the new I-...
| Aug 4, 2014
Q: What is going on with Interstate 95 between Fort Lauderdale and Aventura? The road is hazardous and the lane stripes are very confusing. When are they going to repave it?
Kathleen Cohn, Fort Lauderdale
A: You'll likely be putting up with the obstacle...