Central Florida tops worst traffic list and I-4 gets special mention

Traffic on Interstate 4 can be a nightmare. In fact, two areas of that highway in Central Florida were ranked among the worst in the nation, and one of those areas is right by the theme parks. But there’s a glimmer of hope as we have learned of new details from the Florida Department of Transportation about plans to alleviate the congestion.

Brightline ready to test trains in Central Florida

Brightline is nearly ready to put trains on tracks in Central Florida. The high-speed rail agency will begin testing its commuter trains in Brevard County. It's part of the multi-million dollar expansion of the rail line from West Palm Beach to Orlando, slated to open later this year.

Orlando preparing for air taxis

Orlando is getting serious about air taxis. Private companies are already building new technology to move people through the air locally. Cities will need to develop vertiports, where these vehicles will take off and land and Orlando is laying the groundwork for such sites.

New tunnel building technique speeds up Brightline work

State Road 528 at U.S. Highway 1 in Brevard County is shutting down at 10 p.m. Tuesday night. It will reopen with one lane going in each direction as a major part of construction for the Brightline Railway project. To expedite the work, construction crews have called in a contractor out of Italy to do what’s called box jacking.

Boosting speed limit on State Road 408

Raising the speed limit to make a road safer sounds contradictory but that’s what’s being done as drivers will soon be able to pick up the pace on State Road 408.

FOX 35 INVESTIGATES: The Cost of SunRail

Fewer than 1,000 people ride on SunRail a day, on average. The commuter train runs up a huge deficit at taxpayer's expense, to the tune of almost $50 million a year.

FOX 35 INVESTIGATES: The Cost of SunRail

SunRail board members have approved a study to look at developing a rail service between the Orlando International Airport and SunRail's Meadowood Station, in partnership with Brightline. SunRail needs partnerships like these to prevent sinking deeper into debt, some analysts say.

I-4 Ultimate Project on schedule

The coronavirus pandemic helped to accelerate construction on the I-4 Ultimate Project. The Florida Department of Transportation has announced the non-tolled lanes of the work are in their permanent configuration.

Lake Nona to be hub for air taxis

Flying taxis are coming to Orlando. A German aviation company is planning a transportation hub in Lake Nona. The port is scheduled to be completed by 2025.