October 25, 2016


Gainesville Regional Airport runway project garners award from Florida DOT

The rehabilitation of Gainesville Regional Airport's (GNV) secondary runway is garnering accolades, including State Project of the Year from the Florida Department of Transportation. GNV executives accepted the award late last month at the Florida Airports Council annual conference. Read more »
Published on 9/30/2016

Suntex Marina Investors merges with Marina Jack Holdings

Suntex Marina Investors LLC (Suntex), an owner and operator of marina properties, announced that it has entered into an agreement with, and acquired certain interests of, Marina Jack Holdings, LLC and affiliates of SRS Holdings, LLC. These companies are the parent companies of Marina Jack and Oleary's Tiki Bar in downtown Sarasota; as well as Bayfront Yacht Works & Marina, Bayfront Excursions and Turtle Beach Grill on south Siesta Key, Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

FDOT announces partnership with Florida Polytechnic University to develop SunTrax test facility

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Jim Boxold announced a long-term partnership between FDOT and Florida Polytechnic University to construct the new, state-of-the-art transportation technology testing facility, SunTrax. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2016

Florida businesses sell in excess of $10 million at Farnborough International Airshow

Florida small businesses report second-highest sales ever at 2016 airshow. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

Brightline's first locomotive completes initial testing

Brightline is an express inter-city train service being developed by All Aboard Florida. It will connect Southeast Florida in record time. Read more »
Published on 9/15/2016

Transforming Transportation in Northeast Florida

Jacksonville Transportation Authority lauded as Outstanding Public Transportation System for 2016. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2016

Port Manatee celebrates maiden voyage of new World Direct Shipping vessel

Port Manatee has welcomed the M/V Queen B as the new containership in World Direct Shipping's swift cross-Gulf service with Mexico. Read more »
Published on 7/29/2016

H.I.G. Capital completes sale of Amerijet

H.I.G. Capital ("H.I.G."), a leading global private equity investment firm with over $20 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce the sale of its portfolio company, Amerijet Holdings, Inc. (“Amerijet” or the “Company”), to an affiliate of ZS Fund L.P., a middle market focused private equity firm. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Thales announces new capital investments and job growth in Florida

Thales USA, a tech company focused on airline in-flight entertainment systems, will commit to targeting 500 net-new jobs in Florida. The growth is projected to occur by the end of 2020. Read more »
Published on 7/12/2016

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx proposes U.S. airlines and cities for new scheduled service to Havana, Cuba

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today proposed to select eight U.S. airlines to begin scheduled flights between Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, Orlando, and Tampa and Havana as early as this fall. Read more »
Published on 7/7/2016

FSU study examines safety, effect of automated vehicles

In May, a Tesla Model S crashed while on "autopilot," killing the driver. This fatal collision has people questioning the safety of automated vehicle technology, but researchers at FSU have been looking at how safety and mobility could actually improve in an automated vehicle (AV) world. Read more »
Published on 7/7/2016

Proactive: Eliminating an impediment to growth

Rural Holmes County eliminates an impediment to job growth. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Florida road project has nine lives

Each time it seems to die, a road project in Polk County rises again. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Planes, trains, ships & trucks: Florida's transportation infrastructure

Profiles, facts and figures on Florida's four main international airports; trucking's impact; the cruise industry; cargo traffic; port traffic and more. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

MarineMax expands into luxury yacht management, crew placement and luxury charter

Bob Saxon Associates, has joined MarineMax as part of the new endeavor that will be headquartered at the MarineMax Yacht Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2016

SkyRunner draws crowds at the 2016 Palm Beach International Boat Show

SkyRunner®, a new, recreational sports vehicle will make its public debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show this week. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2016

MIA Mobile App Version 2.0 uses geo-location technology to make travel easier

Passengers at Miami International Airport can now travel easier and smarter with MIA Airport Official 2.0, the airport's upgraded mobile app that is also your personalized travel assistant. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2016

Hands off: FDOT partners with Florida universities on driverless cars

Researchers at Embry-Riddle University are working on a “Plan B” to perform tasks such as inspecting roads and runways, mowing rights-of-way and medians and painting lane markers. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

TQL will create 75 new jobs in Miami

Total Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest freight-brokerage firms in the country, will be expanding in Miami and creating 75 new jobs over the next three years. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2016

AutoNation new-vehicle sales down 6% in November

AutoNation announces retail new vehicle unit sales of 25,555 in November 2015, down 6% versus November 2014. Read more »
Published on 12/3/2015

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