| Nov 2, 2010
| 2:56 PM
As I'm clicking through the survey, I want to answer yes.
But question after question about whether I would take a high-speed rail line between Orlando and Tampa, I find myself answering no.
In eight scenarios laid out by the survey from the Florida...
| May 21, 2010
Back in 1961, a developer wanted to turn an ancient shoreline farm into a housing development with 425 duplex units for the Coast Guard, which was stationed at Avery Point in Groton. Residents banded together, fought the proposal and raised money to...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 7:30 PM
The economy got you feeling blue? Can't shake the market malaise? Need a pecuniary pick-me-up?
Look no further than any one of a number of economic-impact studies released on everything from high-speed rail to cruise ships.
It's just what the doctor...
| Feb 5, 2010
| 6:31 PM
As the number of domestic passengers flowing through Orlando International Airport decreased nearly 7 percent last year, there was one segment of travelers that continued to grow.
The total number of people riding Disney's Magical Express, the door-to-...
| Oct 22, 2009
A whopping 64 percent of Florida voters rejected high-speed rail in 2004.
Twice in the past two years, the Legislature turned back a new commuter rail in Central Florida. It also rejected additional funding for existing commuter rail in South Florida....
| Feb 24, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Florida is facing a fiscal crisis. There's talk of slashing everything from public safety to help for the disabled.
So what burning issue are some of our legislators pushing?
Gifts for themselves!
Specifically, they want more freebies.
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:19 PM
Even a multimillionaire who financed his way into the Governor's Mansion has to be thrifty when it comes to spending his political capital.
And Rick Scott would spend a wad of it if he chooses to kill SunRail.
There are so many development projects,...
| May 31, 2012
| 6:54 PM
When you walk through an ancient tunnel that takes a stream beneath abandoned railroad tracks, there are basically two scenarios.
The first is that you walk through slowly, admiring the turn-of-the-century craftmanship of railroad builders as you view...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Shortly after parking my car near the railroad tracks in Manchester, I heard the sound of a train whistle. And I knew in an instant it wasn't a train as I saw Susan Barlow wearing an engineer's hat and blowing into a wooden whistle.
I had arrived at the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:07 PM
That's pretty much my reaction each time I pass portions of the abandoned Air Line Railroad as it twists and turns from the rusting iron swing bridge across the Connecticut River through Portland and into the Cobalt section of East Hampton....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail.