A local economic consulting firm released a study on Wednesday that says All Aboard Florida will add nearly $2.4 billion in jobs over the next eight years to Florida, and $653 million in tax revenue. All Aboard Florida, which is a private rail service that plans on running a passenger train from Mi ... More >>
All Aboard Florida, the private rail service that plans on running a passenger train from Miami to Orlando with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, has written a letter to its biggest South Florida critic, addressing some of the bigger concerns. Congressman Patrick E. Murphy has spoken ou ... More >>
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that's the case, the city of Delray Beach certainly has something to blush about; many rundown and forgotten parts of town in Broward and Palm Beach counties are trying to copy the efforts of its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Oakland Pa ... More >>
Growing up in the westerly suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, I learned to accept that much of my adolescent and young adult life would be flat: low, flat stretches of land covered in Malvina Reynolds' "little boxes" that all look just the same; strip mall plazas filled with chain restaurants and fast-food ... More >>
It is, of course, essential Rick Scott lore that our budget-cutting governor nixed a federally funded high-speed rail project because it used too much taxpayer money. As little sense as that move made, the governor has always been clear that he favors private enterprise over the government provid ... More >>
Photos by Eric BartonStickers and graffiti cover the main warning sign at the downtown Fort Lauderdale tracks.Two Lynn University students who tried to cross downtown Fort Lauderdale's railroad bridge early Saturday morning had little warning what was coming. Two signs warn pedestrians to stay of ... More >>
It's nice to see a Broward-born politician like Sen. George LeMieux keeping a vigilant eye for conflicts of interest, even though we're not technically sure he's right -- nor that he's remotely qualified to be an arbiter of such things. A few months ago, LeMieux boldly challenged the chairman of ... More >>
It's surreal to hear a conservative like LeMieux campaigning for mass transportation, typically a crusade for liberals. But when it comes to the railroad industry, to which LeMieux has deep ties from his halcyon days as a lobbyist, LeMieux turns liberal.As we've mentioned on Juice this month, LeMieu ... More >>
lemieux.senate.govGeorge LeMieuxIf you've followed the recent machinations of the Florida Bar Association, it's hard to imagine it will hold Sen. George LeMieux accountable for what appear to be grievous professional sins he committed in 2008.But at least there's some pressure building, as eviden ... More >>
Flickr: Dr. Purp ThumbsWhen the state hired LeMieux to negotiate with Florida East Coast Railway, was he on the wrong side of the tracks?Young Andrew Perez is a bit like the canary in the coal mine. The Plantation native was hired three years ago, as an 18-year-old intern at Rothstein Rosenfeldt ... More >>
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