May 27, 2020

Transportation

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

AAA Gas Price Brief: Gas prices higher in more than several years

Americans are finding some of the most expensive gas prices in years. Sunday's national average of $2.76 per gallon is the highest daily average since July 2015. Read more »
Published on 4/23/2018

Gov. Scott Directs FDOT to Suspend Federal Payments for Collapsed FIU Bridge

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Mike Dew to suspend the payment of all federal funding for the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge which collapsed last week, taking the lives of six Floridians. Read more »
Published on 3/19/2018

Domino's® and Ford Begin Second Round of Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Testing in Miami

Domino's® and Ford Begin Second Round of Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Testing in Miami Read more »
Published on 3/2/2018

TPA prepares for record spring break travel period

Tampa International Airport expects its busiest spring break on record with an estimated 3.1 million passengers traveling through the airport, a 7. 1 percent increase compared to last year's spring break. TPA's spring break travel period officially begins Friday, March 2, and runs through Monday, April 16. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2018

Spirit Airlines Pilots Ratify 5-Year Agreement

Spirit Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), announced the ratification of a new five-year working agreement Wednesday. Of the 98 percent of pilots who voted, 70 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2018

AAA: Gas prices drop again, but higher prices are coming

Gas prices have steadily declined during the past couple of weeks, but that downward trend is likely coming to an end. Refineries are entering their seasonal maintenance period, which can place significant upward pressure on prices at the pump. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Cargo Trackers

RSAE Labs' devices make shipping and cargo-tracking easier. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Yesterday's Solutions for Florida's Transportation Problems

Why are officials insisting on yesterday's solutions to solve Florida's transportation problems? Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Spirit Pilot Leaders Approve Terms of Tentative Agreement

Five-year contract now goes to pilots for a vote Read more »
Published on 2/1/2018

Brightline To Begin Introductory Service Saturday, January 13

Travel Between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Prior To Miami Station Opening In Early 2018 Read more »
Published on 1/11/2018

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to SRQ from 3 Cities

Allegiant announces new nonstop service to Sarasota from 3 cities Read more »
Published on 1/10/2018

Gas prices return to pre-hurricane Harvey levels

Gas prices are lowest since August Read more »
Published on 12/18/2017

Brightline Achieves Another Major Milestone with Final Environmental Approval by U.S. DOT

Company to launch service to Miami and start construction on Phase 2 expansion to Orlando in early 2018 Read more »
Published on 12/18/2017

CSX Announces Death of CEO E. Hunter Harrison

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX), issued the following statement: Read more »
Published on 12/18/2017

Christmas / New year's travel record expected at Orlando International Airport

One week from today, Orlando International Airport (MCO) kicks off what is expected to be another record-breaking holiday travel season. For the 21-day Christmas / New Year's travel period, MCO is anticipating nearly 3 million passengers, or a 7 percent increase over last year. Read more »
Published on 12/15/2017

The cheapest -- and most expensive -- airport parking in America

With the holidays right around the corner, you're bound to be rushing to the airport this season to catch a flight back home to celebrate with family and friends, make one more business trip before the quarter ends, or even take a long-awaited vacation to recharge the batteries going into the new year. Read more »
Published on 12/14/2017

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