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  • Despite new security measures, airline travel soars

     
    During the first month that the Transportation Security Administration launched a more aggressive pat-down search technique, the nation's airlines saw the highest increase in passenger traffic in more than three years. In response to terrorist threats,...
  • ‘Super’ patrols net offenders

     
    Crystal Lake police took advantage of Super Bowl Sunday, one of the busiest party days of the year, and increased patrols, which issued numerous citations …...
  • New York wants Florida’s high-speed dollars, too

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The rush continues to try and reap further tax stimulation from Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to punt $2.4 billion in high-speed rail dollars back to Washington. U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-New York, has written a letter to...
  • Florida pols begin the rail pushback against Scott

     
    Florida's congressional delegation, state officials and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer are pushing back against Gov. Rick Scott's decision Wednesday to reject $2.4 billion in federal stimulus money to build a high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa. “...
  • Delta fined $2 million for failing to help disabled passengers

     
    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for violating rules that protect disabled passengers. The fine is the largest non-safety-related penalty ever imposed on an airline by the department. In response to...
  • Senate majority bashes Scott’s high-speed rail scuttling

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A majority of the Florida Senate sent a letter to U.S. Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday, blasting Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the state's $2.7 billion high speed rail plan and pleading for more time. “This project would...
  • Scott dismisses high-speed rail proposals as ‘hypotheticals’

     
    By Dan Tracy and Mark K. Matthews, Orlando Sentinel MELBOURNE – Gov. Rick Scott Monday waved off efforts by supporters of high-speed rail to assure him that the $2.7-billion project would not cost Florida taxpayers any money, dismissing as “...
  • Railway underpass funds at risk

     
    The $2.8 million federal grant for the planning of an underpass at a railroad crossing in Barrington is in danger of being cut, U.S. Sen. …...
  • Scott’s office: Rail still had risks. US DOT: No, it didn’t

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's office is signaling the final ‘No Sale' on $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money because the plan conceived over the last week to hand the project over to local governments didn't completely absolve...
  • Nelson: Scott’s high-speed argument is ‘pitiful’ and ‘untrue’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has penned a lengthy, and scathing, criticism of Gov. Rick Scott now that it's apparent the Republican governor is determined to block a $2.7 billion high-speed rail project connecting Orlando and Tampa. The...
  • American Airlines fined for failing to disclose voucher fee

     
    The U.S. Department of Transportation fined American Airlines $90,000 for failing to disclose a fee for using flight vouchers. The federal agency said the airline offered the vouchers to passengers who voluntarily gave up seats on overbooked flights....
  • Nelson asks LaHood for more time as rail lawsuit gets going

     
    TALLAHASSEE — At the request of the two legislators suing Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Senator Bill Nelson said Tuesday he was lobbying Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for more time before giving other states a crack at the $2.4 billion in rail...