Experts from around the nation are in Orlando this week to discuss the future of transportation. This comes on the heels of the passage of a massive infrastructure bill.
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.
The speed limit on State Road 408 is about to go up to 60 miles an hour, and officials say raising the speed limit will actually keep drivers safer.
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.
The Stay at the Scene campaign aims to reduce the number of hit-and-run crashes in Florida by educating drivers on their responsibilities if involved in a crash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A busy road in Volusia County could be getting a facelift. Traffic can get hectic along State Road A1A in Ormond Beach, so the Florida Department of Transportation wants to add raised medians.
The president of Brightline, the highspeed train connecting South Florida to Central Florida, says there are no planned stops for Universal Orlando or the Orange County Convention Center.
Brightline wants to open a train station at Disney Springs. The high speed train company is planning a two-story station with a lobby on the ground level and passenger facilities on the upper level.
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.
Lilium, a German aviation upstart, plans to bring an air taxi service to the Lake Nona community.
The Florida Department of Transportation is installing new technology to detect wrong-way drivers.
Brightline is using cutting-edge technology to build tunnels near Orlando International Airport for the high-speed trains. What would have taken a year to construct will now take just days.
Two workers were injured while working on a construction site for the Virgin Trains project near S.R 528.
The coronavirus is impacting airport security practices. Now, the Transportation Security Administration says it is making changes to the screening process.
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board is looking at scaling back on the budget for the new terminal being built south of the other terminals.
Since fewer cars are on the roads, significant progress has been made on I-4 Ultimate construction. Ramps connecting Interstate 4 to State Road 408 are being completed three months ahead of schedule.