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  • Orlando installs first 'smart' parking meters

    Downtown Orlando's parking meters began moving into the 21st Century on Wednesday. City workers started installing the first of 1,000 "smart meters." Downtown visitors won't have to scrabble around under their car seats for coins anymore, because the...
  • Transcript of Mayor Buddy Dyer's 'State of the Downtown' speech

    Transcript of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's "State of the Downtown" speech, delivered Dec. 3, 2014 Good Afternoon. It’s a great day to be in the City of Orlando! It’s a great day to be in Downtown Orlando! And… it’s...
  • Mayor Buddy Dyer trumpets downtown's best year ever

    Mayor Buddy Dyer trumpets downtown's best year ever
    Mayor Buddy Dyer on Wednesday praised the past year as the greatest one in downtown Orlando's history. The mayor made the pronouncement in his annual "State of the Downtown" speech before a crowd of community and business leaders. Dyer used the speech...
  • Slow demolition of 'Round Building' mars new arts center

    Slow demolition of 'Round Building' mars new arts center
    When theater fans arrive at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to see "The Phantom of the Opera" tonight, they'll likely marvel at the gleaming, $514 million building's beauty. But the beauty has a blemish that city officials didn't...
  • Uber, Mears muster troops in taxi war as Orlando mulls new rules

    The showdown between the mainstream taxi industry and the tech giant Uber comes to a head Monday when the Orlando City Council takes up proposed rules to allow so-called "ridesharing" companies to operate. Uber honchos, who have been operating without...
  • Orlando bids to host games at 2016 Copa America

    Orlando bids to host games at 2016 Copa America
    The Copa America could be coming to Orlando. Orlando City, the Central Florida Sports Commission and Orlando Venues have partnered to put in a bid to host games in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, a major international tournament featuring the top...
  • Orlando gives initial approval to rules for Uber, Lyft

    Orlando gives initial approval to rules for Uber, Lyft
    After a marathon debate that stretched into the night, the Orlando City Council granted preliminary approval to new regulations that would allow app-based ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Orlando — for a price. The new rules...
  • Orlando tech scene faces uphill battle in investment game

    Orlando tech scene faces uphill battle in investment game
    Central Florida's tech startups still face uphill battle in investment game When Gordon Hogan lived in Silicon Valley, he would often see tech entrepreneurs meeting with investors for dinner. The deal volume there meant constant news of tech...
  • Uber debate shows need for Orlando to modernize, equalize taxi laws

    Uber debate shows need for Orlando to modernize, equalize taxi laws
    On Monday, the Orlando City Council took its first swing at welcoming Uber to town. It was a miss. Here's why: Instead of simplifying Orlando's complicated taxi ordinances, Mayor Buddy Dyer and the council made things even more complicated. They...
  • Apopka, Osceola will give bowl games a pass

    Apopka, Osceola will give bowl games a pass
    The inaugural Burger King State Champions Bowl series has booked a nationally-televised (ESPNU) high school football tripleheader for Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Saturday, Dec. 27. But it's looking like organizers might have difficulty...
  • SunRail night train service to last at least 1 year

    SunRail night train service to last at least 1 year
    SunRail's late-night train will continue for at least another year, but it could be a while before service is expanded to weekends and more often during the afternoon. The night train has been cheap as well as popular, typically carrying more people...