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  • Paul Mears III: Taxis, Uber should have same rules

    Paul Mears III: Taxis, Uber should have same rules
    Paul Mears III is president of Mears Transportation Group and grandson of the founder of Mears Taxi. The companies have provided transportation to Orlando's tourism economy for generations. Reporter Paul Brinkmann recently talked to Mears, 46, of College Park, about the growth of rail in Central Florida, and arrival of transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft.
  • Man killed by Metra train in Crystal Lake

    Man killed by Metra train in Crystal Lake
    A man who was killed when he was struck by a Metra train in Crystal Lake early Saturday has been identified. Timothy W. Puckett, 44, of Crystal Lake, was hit on railroad tracks behind the 200 block of Exchange Drive in Crystal Lake, according to the...

    With more travelers, Ohio airport might need new terminal

    A study that says the Port Columbus International Airport might not be able to handle the growing number of travelers flying to and from there over the next 15 years, has prompted a preliminary plan to replace the airport's terminal. Officials with the...

    Route 53 questions linger in Lake County

    Route 53 questions linger in Lake County
    Randy Blankenhorn, acting secretary of the state's Department of Transportation, cautioned a roomful of people in Grayslake on Friday that the goal of the "listening tour" was not to debate specific projects. But the controversial extension of Route 53 in...

    Agencies raise awareness of motorcycle safety

    It would take about eight standard school buses to hold the number of motorcycle riders killed in traffic crashes in Florida in 2013. A little more than 460 motorcyclists, including passengers, died that year, a slight increase from the 457 killed in...