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August 21, 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

Rising gas prices in Florida to reverse course

Motorists should soon catch a break from rising gas prices. Oil and gasoline futures prices plunged after Russia and Saudi Arabia expressed interest in raising oil supply. "This news couldn't come at a better time, as motorists roll into the summer driving season," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. Read more »
Published on 5/31/2018

JetBlue Announces Fort Lauderdale as the New Home for Its Travel Products Subsidiary

JetBlue Travel Products to Set Up Shop in Thriving Travel Market of Broward County Read more »
Published on 5/29/2018

Brightline Texas? Brightline Examines Expanding Outside Florida

As privately owned and run intercity passenger train Brightline begins service this weekend [cq May 18] between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, the company already is talking about providing similar service between Dallas and Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte, Chicago and St. Louis and other regions across the United States. Read more »
Published on 5/14/2018

U.S. Transportation Announces Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program Selectees

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that USDOT has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2018

NTSB Investigating Electric Vehicle Postcrash Fire and Emergency Response

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday it is sending a team of four to investigate Tuesday's fatal, electric vehicle crash on State Route A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2018

Gas prices face upward pressure in Florida, partly due to uncertainties from Iran Nuclear Deal

Oil prices reached a new 2018 high, on the belief that President Trump may pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Such a move would likely reinstate sanctions, resulting in reduced global supply, and higher fuel prices. Read more »
Published on 5/8/2018

Demolition Begins to Make Way for New Hi-Tech Cruise Terminal at Port Canaveral

New $150 million Cruise Terminal 3 is the largest single project in the history of Port Canaveral Read more »
Published on 4/30/2018

Brightline Simulated Service Between Fort Lauderdale and Miami to start on Saturday

Brightline Updates Schedule between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Read more »
Published on 4/27/2018

A trail from coast to coast

The cross-state bike/hike trail is now 80% complete. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2018

Off the rails

Jacksonville's elevated rail system may make way for an autonomous vehicle system Read more »
Published on 4/27/2018

Aviation additions

Northwest Florida gets a boost as two more aerospace companies move in. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2018

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