October 4, 2022

Transportation

Virgin Voyages' new palm tree design cruise terminal is open at PortMiami

Virgin Voyages' new cruise terminal is open at PortMiami. The terminal, part of a county project aimed at reducing emissions from vessels at berth, is home to the 2,770-passenger Scarlet Lady... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

St. Lucie County gets a green light to reorganize its foreign trade zone

The foreign trade zone in St. Lucie County sat largely dormant for the 26 years since it was created, covering the Treasure Coast Airport near Fort Pierce and three nearby parcels. This year, the county received federal approval to reorganize the zone to allow expedited designation of sites for companies ready to conduct trade-zone activity such as manufacturing. The zone was expanded to include all of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Northwest Florida's four major airports all had record traffic in 2021

Airport Director Matt Coughlin attributes much of the growth to a jump in tourism brought on, in large part, by the airlines marketing Pensacola... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Pinellas County hoping new downtown-to-beach bus line will get more people hooked on mass transit

Six years ago, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority applied for a federal grant to help it create a rapid-transit bus route connecting downtown St. Petersburg with St. Pete Beach about 10 miles away... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Growth initiatives allow JaxPort to help relieve supply chain issues

Though supply chain issues have plagued the transportation and logistics industry in the last year, Northeast Florida has kept freight moving smoothly from port to consumer, says Robert Peek, director and general manager of business development at JaxPort... Read more »
Published on 5/31/2022

Port Canaveral's cruise business is charting a record pace

More than two years after the pandemic brought cruising to a standstill, the industry is making a comeback. Roughly 741,000 passengers sailed out of Port Canaveral on multi-day cruises during the last quarter of 2021, and the port is poised to break a 4.6 million passenger record set in 2019 if the post-pandemic trajectory holds, port officials say. Read more »
Published on 5/19/2022

Infrastructure: Critical strategies Florida can implement as it grows

Florida is projected to gain 2.5 million new residents by 2030. Here's what that means for schools, roads, homes and other infrastructure needs Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

The Hsu Innovation Institute and NWF have opened an aviation training center at Bob Sikes Airport

The facility's campus, which includes a large hangar and access to an 8,000-foot runway, will offer students several career training... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

One-time ballerina takes unlikely path to lead the Florida Trucking Association

Four years ago, when Alix Miller interviewed for a job as vice president of the Florida Trucking Association... Read more »
Published on 11/30/2021

JaxPort's deepening project is already paying off

The project calls for deepening Jacksonville's shipping channel from the current 40-foot depth to 47 feet. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

A project at Port Tampa Bay creates a habitat for birds

A busy port unavoidably creates environmental impacts — and it's Chris Cooley's job at Port Tampa Bay to minimize those impacts. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

PortMiami is moving ahead with $280 million in projects

Amid uncertainty over when the cruise industry will rebound from COVID-19, work is underway on expanding and upgrading cruise facilities at PortMiami. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Laura Kelley of the Central Florida Expressway Authority talks expressway projects

When COVID-19 hit last year, the Central Florida Expressway Authority took advantage of the slower traffic... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Orlando's new south terminal blends high-tech systems with Florida ambience

Carl Langford, who was mayor of Orlando from 1967 to 1980 and was instrumental in securing the land where Orlando International Airport... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

A perspective on mobility law

Florida's young people and especially professionals want to live in town, and live, work and recreate in the same place... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Public transit is still recovering

During the pandemic, Clinton Forbes, executive director for Palm Tran, the Palm Beach County transit agency, has seen transit use fall 50%. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

An Update on Self-Driving Technology

While a future of autonomous vehicles that pick up passengers in their driveways for the commute to work or a night on the town is years away... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Report Card: Florida's Roads and Bridges

In many parts of the country, the words "roads" and "bridges" are almost always coupled with some refrence to "crumbling infrastructure" ... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Florida's space tourism industry

While some early space-tourism flights may start in Texas or New Mexico, Florida will be at the forefront of the industry... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Profile: Bill Yeargin of Correct Craft

Clad all in black, tall, Bill Yeargin nonetheless strikes a self-effacing figure as he quietly returns greetings of “Hi, Bill” from the workers on the Correct Craft boat factory floor. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Bus-Doggle

St. Petersburg sits along Tampa Bay, on the eastern edge of the Pinellas County peninsula. St. Petersburg Beach is eight miles due west across the peninsula, on the Gulf. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Piper Aircraft has sold nearly 60 of its self-landing turboprops

In an emergency, the tech can be activated to take over control of the aircraft... Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Transportation updates from around the state

Monroe County officials are moving forward with a planned upgrade of concourse A at Key West International Airport. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Ports in Pensacola and Panama City report robust business

Despite the economic and logistical challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, Northwest Florida's two maritime ports continue to post solid growth in both revenue and cargo tonnage. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Maroone USA, West Palm Beach

Maroone USA announced that Roger Dean Chevrolet is now Mike Maroone Chevrolet. Read more »
Published on 12/21/2020

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