| 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...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:24 PM
All aboard, Florida? Not exactly.
It seems every time the folks from All Aboard Florida unveil pretty drawings of a shiny new station, another organized group sprouts to oppose the proposed Miami-to-Orlando rail service.
It happened again last week....
| Sep 5, 2014
When disaster strikes, from hurricanes to floods or data breaches, businesses can't manage alone.
Authorities may cut off access to their workplace, relief groups may need speedy supplies or insurers may delay their claims.
That's why a group of...
| 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 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 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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:20 AM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2013
If ever a room was aptly named, it's the Grand Hall of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.
The 5,000 square-foot reception hall is adorned with almost every conceivable trapping of Gilded Age splendor: A bust of Caesar Augustus atop a...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Hey, good news. The price of a looming boondogle seems to have gone down. The Wave, a downtown Fort Lauderdale electric streetcar/light rail loop, was pegged to cost $150 million when I wrote a column lampooning it in 2008.
Now, almost five years later,...