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.
Plan would add lanes in each direction of State Road 408
The Central Florida Expressway Authority is planning to add one lane to both the eastbound and westbound sections of State Road 408 between the exits for Church Street and Kirkman Rd.
Federal infrastructure funds helping with new OIA terminal
White House officials were in Central Florida on Friday to highlight the federal funding that is being used to build a new terminal at Orlando International Airport.
Orlando International Airport expansion update
Terminal C at Orlando International Airport is expected to welcome passengers by the summer of 2022.
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.
Transportation conference kicks off in Orlando
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 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.
Speed limit going up on State Road 408
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.
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.
FHP launches hit-and-run awareness campaign
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.
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.
FDOT w ants to redesign parts of A1A in Ormond Beach
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.
Brightline not building stops at Universal or Convention Center
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 plans to open train station at Disney Springs
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.
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.
Flying cars may soon be ferrying passengers in Orlando
Lilium, a German aviation upstart, plans to bring an air taxi service to the Lake Nona community.
FDOT installing wrong-way detection systems
The Florida Department of Transportation is installing new technology to detect wrong-way drivers.