Category Transport Issues

Airline bailout – an industry that’s been given every advantage in the world asks for more help.

President Trump has been floating a bailout of the Airline industry as part of his Coronavirus response. I respect that the downturn in demand for global travel has left the industry on the brink, but it’s an industry that thanks to the last four administrations, and particularly the last two have been given every advantage […]

Delta’s latest Miami hub attempt more likely to succeed

Last week, Delta Airlines announced the resumption of multiple domestic routes from Miami that had been previously pulled down. These resumptions signaled the latest attempt by Delta to compete with American Airlines in southeast Florida, either by directly engaging AA at its massive Miami hub or building up services in nearby Fort Lauderdale. While each […]

Flying to Europe to/from Florida may get more expensive soon

Norwegian Air Shuttle who have revolutionized air travel between Europe and North America applying a low cost carrier model is slashing several routes to the state. While that’s good news for legacy full service airlines, it’s bad news for cost conscious travelers who don’t fly premium services across the Atlantic and could hurt Florida’s tourism […]

Long overdue US 301 bypass roads nearing completion

Several years ago FDOT finally decided to go forward with two projects that have made sense for at least thirty years. Truck bypasses of US 301 around both Starke and Baldwin which are on the busy route between Ocala and the Georgia border. In particular, Starke has long needed a bypass. Anybody who has shot […]

I-75 congestion makes Suncoast Parkway and Turnpike extensions logical – but Heartland Parkway remains unnecessary

Note: This is a follow up to our general piece on expressways in Florida as Senate President Galvano makes the biggest highway building spree in this state since the 1960’s, his priority. It can be strongly argued the most congested and dangerous stretch of interstate highway in Florida is I-75 between Lake City and Wildwood. […]

Florida’s Expressways: What should be the future of it and mass transit?

This legislative session has seen more discussion of toll roads and expressway authorities than any in recent memory. The battle between Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and local legislators about the future of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) has been front-and-center throughout much of the media in southeast Florida the last several weeks. Toll rates, future […]

Can the Brightline be used as a commuter train?

Like most curious south Floridians the Brightline higher-speed intra-city train that runs from downtown Miami to West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale has been on my mind. Like many, I have previously used the service on the weekends or holidays, when time isn’t really that critical. I own a Honda Accord Hybrid […]