Streetcars conjure up visions of San Francisco, New Orleans, Uncle Ben's Rice, and that Marlon Brando movie where he pleads for his wife to return to him after he beats her.
But now, it will also conjure up downtown Fort Lauderdale and, also, the future, because the Broward County Commission has ... More >>
Traffic in and around the Golden Glades Interchange slowed to a crawl (slower than usual, anyway), after a Broward County Transit bus had to be evacuated following a bomb threat, according to transit officials.
The driver brought the bus to an isolated area of a Park & Ride parking lot off of N ... More >>
Last month, the Department of Transportation announced that it will fork over an $18 million TIGER grant for the first phase of Fort Lauderdale's proposed Wave Streetcar. The plan, which city officials have been molding since 2004, features a 10-station, 2.7-mile trolley-like system intended to shut ... More >>
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact released a lengthy draft plan intended to make sure South Florida doesn't become some real-life mashup of Mad Max and WaterWorld when sea levels start to rise courtesy of climate change. The Compact -- a gang of county representatives from Brow ... More >>
Eric BartonAs long as we're talking ferries and bikes, we may as well point your attention to another exciting mode of alternative transportation that's making its way to South Florida's urban centers.That's right -- the people who dream up such things say that passenger rail is on its way. That ... More >>
Thanks, Governor, for saving us all from helpful public transport.Remember that high-speed rail project that Governor Rick Scott rejected? The bullet train between Tampa and Orlando would've been the first of its kind in the country, made possible by $2.4 million in federal funds.But Scott return ... More >>
I wonder if the nonsense-spewing Tea Partiers are really paying attention -- because if they are they'll know they're just puppets for war profiteers and the oil industry, which are one and the same.
Case in point: A federal audit just found that former Florida Republican Party fin ... More >>
jackseiler.comSeilerIt looks like Fort Lauderdale Mayor Elect Jack Seiler is enjoying his honeymoon. Five days after routing three other candidates in the municipal elections, he paid a Sunday morning visit to This Week in South Florida on WPLG Local 10. An unpugnacious and downright avuncular Micha ... More >>
Today's local section of The New York Times tells the story of Blanca Bohorquez, who emigrated from Bogota with friends and family two years ago, settling in Coral Springs, where she hoped to learn English. In Coral Springs, the family found a house to share, Ms. Bohorquez a
job at a jewelry factory ... More >>