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Transportation

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Rick Scott Comes to South Florida to Sign Aaron Cohen LIfe Protection Act

    For the some 70,000 people each year, it was already too late. But thanks to the push from some concerned citizens -- including a lot of South Floridians -- bike riders, pedestrians, and motorists struck by hit and run drivers will now have a little justice. And to mark the occasions, yesterday Gov. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Four Scenic Train Rides While You Wait For All Aboard Florida

    He giveth unto South Florida what he taketh away from our neighbors to the north. Although Rick Scott refused $2.4 billion federal stimulus money in 2011 that would have funded a bullet train between Orlando and Tampa, he was one of the biggest supporters of All Aboard Florida. Either our governor r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    FLL Airport Workers Hit by Lightning: Why Don't They Get a Living Wage?

    Tomorrow, the Broward County Commission is expected to announce its final vote on a bill that would (in addition to preventing service distruptions) improve the standards of airline and contractor workers. This is clearly needed. Just last week at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    All Aboard Florida Will Bring $6 Billion to State, Study Says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Drone Nearly Collided With Airliner Over Florida

    The Federal Aviation Administration says an unmanned drone nearly collided with a commercial US Airways jet over Florida several weeks ago. The FAA says the possibility of drones and planes crashing into one another is becoming more and more a threat. According to reports, on March 22, the 50-seat ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Broward Woman and Service Dog Unfairly Kicked Off WestJet Flight, Lawsuit Says

    Face it: The glam days of air travel are dead and buried. Now, it's $50 for that carry-on, $6.75 for water from the cart -- plus tax -- though attitude from overworked flight attendants is gratis. According to a lawsuit filed in South Florida, one air carrier went overkill with the crummy service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Broward-Based Spirit Airlines Is the Most Complained About Air Carrier, Study Finds

    Extra bag? Hand over the credit card. In-flight soda? Fork it over again. On time? Ha. Right. Need to use the bathroom in flight? Gimme that card again. Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Spirit Airlines. If you've booked a flight on the fast-growing discount airliner in the past few years, no dou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    One Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Wellington

    One person is dead after a small plane crashed into a lake by the Wellington dog park in the 2900 block of Greenbriar Blvd. The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reportedly found the pilot dead inside the cockpit of what is being described as an "experimental plane." The plane went down about one mile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Fort Lauderdale Airport Intercepts More Guns Than Any Other Florida Airport

    Well now, here's a feather in your cap, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. According to the Transportation Security Administration, you have intercepted more guns than any other Florida airport this year. It's the second consecutive year the airport has that distinction, sort of maki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Bodies of South Florida Residents Recovered in Plane Wreckage

    The bodies of the two South Florida couples who died in a plane crash in Virginia last week have been recovered. Salvage crews have been working since Sunday night to remove the wreckage of the crashed twin-propeller Cessna 340. The crews had been battling harsh weather conditions as they perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Fort Lauderdale Commission Approves Streetcar Tax

    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 because Ft. Lauderdale Commissioners have unanimously approved a pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    TSA Has Been Ordered to Listen to Your Complaints

    It's bad enough that TSA workers have to look at your flabby fat ass through their full-body scanners, but now they're going to have to take a public scolding too. According to a 90-day court order by the U.S. Court of Appeals of D.C., the Transportation Security Administration will now have to rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Electronic Streetcar Coming to Broward County

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Nemo: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Announces Cancellations

    If you haven't heard yet, there's a massive blizzard storm weather event snow thing that's about to engulf the northeastern part of the U.S. The Weather Channel has nicknamed the menacing storm Nemo, for some reason. In any event, thanks to Nemo, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy: What's Closed, Canceled, Re-Scheduled and Operating in Broward-Palm Beach

    That Hurricane Sandy is quite a nuisance.Even though the storm is hitting Cuba and the Bahamas directly, she's still sending her winds and rain all over our faces. And, as it usually goes with these kinds of storms, rumors of cancellations, closings, and re-schedules run rampant.So far, we've s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Two Separate Suspicious Powders Found In Palm Beach International Airport

    Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials were called to Palm Beach International Airport on Sunday after two separate suspicious white powder incidents. The first powder was discovered on a baggage carousel after some luggage was opened and the mysterious stuff spilled out. The other was found on a ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale Streetcar a Terrible Idea, Cato Institute Says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Bride Says Spirit Airlines Ruined Her Wedding

    Rachael Barach and her fiancé spent months planning their dream wedding: a small ceremony on the remote Caribbean Island of Jost Van Dyke. Pulling it off would require some effort: flying from Fort Lauderdale to St. Thomas, then taking a ferry over to Jost Van Dyke; hiring a wedding photographer, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    FEC Train Operator Plans New Privatized Rail Service Between South Florida and Orlando

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Gailen David, American Airlines Flight Attendant Behind "Dear Sky Steward," Finally Fired

    ​Gailen David, a snarky, Miami-based American Airlines flight attendant behind several videos making fun of the company, has been fired, according to a post on his Facebook.David's website, DearSkySteward.com, is a mix of travel "jetiquette" (airplane elbow etiquette, anyone?) and American Airline ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    TSA Body Scanners at Fort Lauderdale Airport Targeted by Broward Commission

    TSAImages from the "backscatter" machine.​The Broward Commission may request that the Transportation Security Administration go back to the old-school gropings pat-downs of passengers at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and ditch the use of body scanners.The item -- which was de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Passenger Rail Coming to Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Its Soon-to-Be-Obsolete Bridge

    Eric Barton​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Rick Scott Now Doing Damage Control for American Airlines After Bankruptcy Filing

    movies.ign.comCaptain Mack of Nashawn Wade Airlines.​When you're the self-proclaimed "jobs governor," it's a little awkward when a major employer in your state files for bankruptcy.Recently, Gov. Rick Scott has either touted "new" jobs coming to the state or blamed jobs losses on other people, typ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Rick Scott Finds a Train He Likes: $1.2 Billion SunRail

    blogomatic3000.com​He didn't like the idea of an almost-free high-speed train, and he vetoed plans to restore a Holocaust rail car, but Gov. Rick Scott finally found a train he likes -- the SunRail, with a price tag of $1.2 billion, including a cost of more than a half-billion dollars to the state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2011

    Florida's Loss: Rick Scott's High-Speed Rail Shoot-Down

    Art Seitz Wild Art: Congressman Allen West joins a motley collection of local politicians (including fellow Republican Chip LaMarca, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, Charlotte Rodstrom, and Romney Rogers) in Fort Lauderdale for yesterday's St. Patrick's Day festivities. (Photo by Art  ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Ron Klein Wants to Ban French Company From Rail Project for Holocaust Involvement

    ​If Allen "Higher Security Clearance Than the President" West wasn't formidable enough, Ron Klein has a new enemy in his sights: the French national railway company. And now Klein, like West, is talking about Nazis.Société Nationale des Chemins de fer, or SNCF, is basically France's version of A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Five Reasons Why Your Flight Attendant Hates You

    flickr.com​When America's newest folk hero, Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater, quit his job in one of the great workplace exit scenes in modern history, people had mixed feelings. Some smiled, fantasizing about how they might one day make a similar over-the-top departure. Others wondered wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Polo Mogul John Goodman, in Happier Times

    This week's New Times feature story is an in-depth look at John Goodman, the multimillionaire polo mogul accused of causing the fatal car accident that killed 23-year-old Wellington native Scott Wilson.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    New Airline in Delray Has First Crash; No Pets Were Injured

    Flickr User: the gentleman's gameNot an actual Pet Airways flight, but an approximation of what the airline's popularity has done to its server.Oh, the humanity! Or, technically, the lack of humanity -- because, technically, the passengers were pets and... oh... actually, the "crash" that caught my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Seiler Wants to Revive Light Rail Plan

    It 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 Michael Putney asked Seil ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Stop Charlie

    Sell one of our most traveled freeways to some foreigners? Might as well just give 'em a Budweiser.

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Ride 'Em, Cowboy

    Hell for Leather on Flight 48

  • News

    February 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007
  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Bro 18F

    We Are Airborne Family

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Next Stop, Nowhere

    Just wait till you see what this bad boy can do out on the open track

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Shipped Off

    When you're down and out in West Palm, a free ticket to New York can mean just being homeless in another city

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Circular Logic

    The people watching the airlines should have and could have taken action... but didn't

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Dr. Strange Train

    Or: How I learned to start worrying and hate the bullet train

  • Best of BPB

    May 16, 2002

    Best Place to Spot an Alligator

    Big Cypress Seminole Indian Rest Stop

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    WorldWide Negligence

    An airport security company received a surprise visit from the FBI. Here's why.

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Crash Landing

    Delta blew it when someone phoned in a bomb threat. Then the airline tried to cover it up.

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Admitting Terror

    The immigration service's own describe how America failed to protect its borders from the September 11 terrorists

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    Red Alert

    Terrorism on the East Coast: It was predicted

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Train in Vain

    Millionaire Charles Croffard Dockery dreams of creating a high-speed bullet train in Florida. Sound crazy? Wait until you hear the details.

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Circular Logic

    The "roundabouts" planned for A1A along Fort Lauderdale beach may end up looking pretty, but traffic could get ugly

  • Calendar

    August 6, 1998
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