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December 14, 2018

Transportation

Brightline Passenger Train: Floridian of the Year

Private passenger rail is back in Florida. Once upon a time, private passenger rail helped create modern Florida. This year, it began reshaping Florida again, with the state emerging as a national rail leader thanks to the Brightline passenger train. Brightline began service between Miami and West Palm Beach, started construction on the leg to Orlando and broached the idea of extending the line on to Tampa. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2018

Brightline forms strategic partnership with Virgin Group

Express intercity passenger rail system to become Virgin Trains USA Read more »
Published on 11/16/2018

Virgin Group purchases Brightline, renames it Virgin Trains USA

Virgin Group believes, "Brightline is at the forefront of this innovation and the ideal partner to work with to alter perceptions and traveling habits across the United States. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2018

Cheaper travel to Miami from South America

A young Miami entrepreneur's website brings affordable travel options to South America. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

FIT Opening New Cargo Facility at Port Everglades

Florida International Terminal, LLC.(FIT) is opening a new 32-acre containerized cargo terminal at Broward County's Port Everglades with double the number of entry gates, and adding new scales, heavy equipment, technology and increased stacking capacity. FIT is already one of the largest cargo terminal operators at Port Everglades and is relocating to make way for the largest capital improvement project in the Port's history. Read more »
Published on 10/24/2018

NHTSA directs driverless shuttle to stop transporting school children in Florida

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a letter directing Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in the Babcock Ranch community in Southwest Florida on the EZ10 Generation II driverless shuttle. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2018

Boeing Completes Acquisition of Leading Aerospace Parts Distributor KLX Inc. to Enhance Growing Services Business

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that it has completed its acquisition of KLX Aerospace Solutions to enhance its growing services business and deliver greater value to its customers. The acquisition positions Boeing to compete and win in the $2.8 trillion, 10-year aerospace services market. Read more »
Published on 10/11/2018

JM Family Enterprises, Inc.: History, Legacy and Future

When Jim Moran first met executives from a little-known import auto maker Toyota in 1968, he already was a highly successful car dealer. Back in his early days in Chicago, he pioneered the use of a brand new advertising medium — television — to become one of the nation's largest car dealers. His innovations even had earned Moran a cover of TIME magazine. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2018

73% of Floridians to Take a Fall Vacation

Fall foliage, cool weather, and low prices attract post-summer travelers Read more »
Published on 9/21/2018

Brightline to Build Express Intercity Passenger Rail Connecting Southern California and Las Vegas

Brightline to Acquire XpressWest and Develop the Second Privately-Funded Corridor in the United States Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

INRIX Identifies U.S. Corridors Best Suited for Highly Automated Truck Deployment

Despite its comparatively short length, I-95 (Jacksonville to Miami) ranked the best commercial corridor as a result of its very high freight volumes and low congestion levels. Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

FDOT: SunPass Transaction Backlog Successfully Cleared

Damages Assessed for Vendor's Mismanagement, Requesting CIG Investigation Read more »
Published on 8/15/2018

Bob O'Malley Joins Brightline As Vice President of Government Affairs

Brightline announces Bob O'Malley has joined the privately-owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system as vice president of government affairs. In this newly created role, O'Malley will oversee government affairs and community outreach of Orlando to Tampa expansion efforts. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2018

Southeastern States Collaborate to Reduce Traffic Fatalities and Crashes

Florida Highway Patrol wants to ensure motorists “Arrive Alive” Read more »
Published on 7/17/2018

Florida Department of Transportation to Withhold Payments to SunPass Vendor

Late fees and penalties will not be imposed until the system is fully operational and is providing the benefits and ease of access that SunPass customers deserve and expect. Read more »
Published on 7/16/2018

Summer gas prices are highest in four years

Gas prices are holding steady in Florida, while inching higher in Georgia and Tennessee. Robust refinery output helped keep the market well-supplied and prices relatively steady, while a record-setting 39.7 million Americans hit the road for Independence Day. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2018

AAA Removes "Traffic Trap" Designations for Lawtey and Waldo, FL

AAA's long-term efforts, a disbanded police department, a new police chief and legislative action have yielded reasonable traffic law enforcement practices warranting removal of the designations Read more »
Published on 7/10/2018

Latest SunPass update to users - with explanation about the delays

he Florida Department of Transportation's Turnpike Enterprise announced today that the SunPass Centralized Customer Service System (CCSS) has begun posting toll transactions. To date, more than four million transactions have been posted. You will begin to see your toll transactions posted to your account. Read more »
Published on 7/6/2018

AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

INRIX predicts travel times during the holiday week will double compared to normal trips Read more »
Published on 6/22/2018

FHP to Aggressive Drivers: Think Twice

Practice patience when driving on the road Read more »
Published on 6/19/2018

SunPass system update - with an apology

Dear Valued SunPass® Customer, Read more »
Published on 6/14/2018

Gas prices in Florida slip lower for third week

TAMPA — Gas prices in Florida declined nearly 6 cents last week. The state average of $2.80 per gallon is the lowest daily price since early May. Read more »
Published on 6/12/2018

Brightline announces appointment of new executive leadership team

Decades of experience will lead development and operations company that will expand Brightline in Florida and around the country Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

Gas prices trickle lower

Summer Driving Season opens at highest prices in four years Read more »
Published on 6/5/2018

Letter from SunPass to customers announcing system maintenance from June 5, 2018 - June 11, 2018

Dear Valued SunPass® Customer, We want to inform you that our system will be down for maintenance beginning Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Read more »
Published on 5/31/2018

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