Category Transport Issues

What we are reading: Four of the five deadliest roads in the country are in Florida

If you think that driving in Florida is more dangerous and challenging than in other parts of the country, empirical evidence backs you up. The Sun Sentinel reports that a study by Geotab finds that US 1 in Florida is the deadliest highway in the country with three other US highways’ portions in Florida (US […]

Surprise! JetBlue applies for additional Fort Lauderdale-Havana service

Surprise surprise! As Cuba travel falls well below expectations and airlines bail on flights, Jet Blue has applied with the DOT for 6 additional weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale to Havana per DOT documents.  The flights would be served with an Airbus A-320 jet. This must be seen as a surprise considering the struggles of […]

Emirates reducing flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale thanks to travel downturn in Trump’s America

Following the US/UK ban on laptop use on flights to/from certain destinations, attempts at a travel ban from Middle Eastern nations and a general downturn in foreign travel to the United Sates after the election of Donald Trump, Emirates Airline is reducing its daily service from Dubai to both Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to just […]

Spirit Airlines becomes the third carrier to pull south Florida-Cuba service

Spirit Airlines will pull its twice-daily Fort Lauderdale-Havana service effective July 1, leaving JetBlue and Southwest as the remaining airlines on the route. As we outlined four weeks ago, Silver Airlines is pulling all Fort Lauderdale to Cuba service in April (none destinations in all) and Frontier is dropping its only Cuba route, from Miami […]

What we are reading: MIA and FLL are growing like never before, and that means one thing: cheap flights

The Miami Herald has a lengthy story today on the unprecedented growth of the two major airports in southeast Florida. Both are now among the 50 busiest airports in the world and Miami (MIA) is attracting lots of low cost carriers (which was previously the exclusive domain of Fort Lauderdale) while Fort Lauderdale (FLL) is […]

Pensacola Bay Bridge reconstruction beginning soon

The massive reconstruction and building of a signature span of the nearly 3-mile long Pensacola Bay Bridge will begin shortly. The current Pensacola Bay Bridge was built in 1960 and reached its projected 50-year lifespan in 2010. After a long process with public input, the design which is pictured to the right will be the […]

Flashback Friday: I-10 and Tallahassee – a long road to today

Folks from the peninsula or west Florida who travel I-10 to get to/from Tallahassee may not be aware of the complicated history of building the Interstate through Leon County and how the city was the last major one in Florida (except Fort Myers) to be linked to the Interstate system despite being the state capital […]