June 23, 2017


Gov. Scott Appoints Michael J. Dew as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Michael J. Dew as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) effective June 5, 2017. Read more »
Published on 6/5/2017

AAA: Gas prices surge in Florida; Georgia and Tennessee slip lower

The national average price for gasoline drifted slightly higher during the past week. Sunday's average price of $2.38 is 1-cent more than a week ago, according to AAA, whose data is collected from credit card swipes and direct feeds from 120,000 gas stations nationwide, in cooperation with OPIS and Wright Express. Read more »
Published on 6/5/2017

The right track: Investors hope CSX's new CEO can create efficiencies

When word leaked in January that Hunter Harrison was seeking the CEO's spot at CSX... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Flight risk: President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago shifts air traffic

President Trump's frequent visits to Palm Beach and consequent federal restrictions on general aviation... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Florida airport falls into disarray after Spirit flights canceled

A busy Florida airport descended into chaos after Spirit Airlines Inc canceled nearly a dozen flights due to a labor dispute with pilots, stranding hundreds of passengers and leading to multiple skirmishes. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2017

Bespoke luxury car rental platform, CarHopper, raises $1.5 million, plans expansion

Members get exclusive access to a curated inventory of the most unique cars in the world; from Ferraris to Bentleys, Lamborghinis to McLarens. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Autonomous vehicles in Florida: Open arms, no hands

Florida has positioned itself well for a driverless future, but there's a long road ahead before autonomous vehicles are commonplace. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Florida House, Senate pass rideshare legislation with overwhelming support

Bill will establish uniform standards statewide for ridesharing services Read more »
Published on 4/19/2017

AAA: Pump Prices Surge Nationwide, Florida Gas Prices Rise 12 Cents In the Last Week

In the past seven days, gas prices rose 12 cents in Florida, with the state's average price of $2.42 being the highest since August 2015. Read more »
Published on 4/10/2017

Grupo Mexico to acquire the Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Company

GMéxico Transportes S.A. de C.V.(“GMXT”), the transportation business unit of Grupo México (MX: GMEXICOB), and the Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp (“FEC) today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which GMXT will acquire FEC in an all cash transaction. The acquisition is expected to close subject to satisfaction of closing conditions including the receipt of applicable government approvals. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2017

Brightline expands management team ahead of launch, Announces New CEO Dave Howard

Michael Reininger to Lead New Development Opportunities; Patrick Goddard Named Brightline COO Read more »
Published on 3/9/2017

CSX names E. Hunter Harrison as Chief Executive Officer

Company Announces Agreement With Mantle Ridge to Reconstitute its Board Read more »
Published on 3/7/2017

SpaceX to send privately crewed Dragon spacecraft beyond the moon next year

From SpaceX: We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year." Read more »
Published on 2/28/2017

CSX appoints Fredrik J. Eliasson as President

CEO Michael J. Ward and President Clarence W. Gooden Both Announce Retirement Effective May 31, 2017 Read more »
Published on 2/22/2017

CSX Calls Special Meeting in Light of Extraordinary Mantle Ridge and Hunter Harrison Requests

CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) announced that its Board of Directors has called a special meeting of shareholders to seek shareholder guidance on certain extraordinary requests of Mantle Ridge and Hunter Harrison. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2017

Spirit Airlines Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

"Throughout 2016, we made solid progress towards our goal of consistent reliability. We improved our on-time performance3 by 5.2 percentage points and we made great progress in lowering the number of complaints reported to the Department of Transportation. We started the year with a complaint ratio of over 11 per 100,000 customers and by year-end we were under 4 per 100,000 customers," said Bob Fornaro, Spirit's President and Chief Executive Officer. Read more »
Published on 2/7/2017

Highway Safety Agencies Across Florida Launch “Arrive Alive”

Statewide initiative seeks to reduce fatalities on Florida's roadways Read more »
Published on 2/2/2017

Gas prices fall for twenty consecutive days

Seasonal demand pushes gas prices lower but refinery maintenance may cause prices to rebound Read more »
Published on 1/31/2017

CSX Corporation Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Earnings

CSX generated record full-year efficiency savings of nearly $430 million in 2016 Read more »
Published on 1/19/2017

First Brightline trainset is complete

The only privately-funded passenger rail system in the USA provides exclusive preview of new express inter-city service Read more »
Published on 1/12/2017

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