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Florida's Turnpike

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  • Two I-95 travel plazas to be rebuilt in revenue-sharing plan

    Two I-95 travel plazas to be rebuilt in revenue-sharing plan
    Maryland has taken the first step toward replacing its two travel plazas on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore with expansive, airy welcome centers filled with amenities and operated by a company with years of experience serving travelers. The two-year,...
  • Company challenges award of travel plaza contract

    Company challenges award of travel plaza contract
    The multimillion-dollar contract to turn Maryland's travel plazas on Interstate 95 over to an out-of-state company is being challenged by a Bethesda-based firm that says the bidding process favored the eventual winner. HMSHost has filed a protest with...
  • I-95 plaza bidder prompts questions

    I-95 plaza bidder prompts questions
    The state is poised to approve a 35-year deal with the U.S. unit of a Spanish hospitality company to rebuild and manage two travel plazas on Interstate 95 even as questions emerge about its track record and experience. The Board of Public Works meets...
  • Maryland's travel plazas are in good hands with Areas USA

    Having worked for both HMSHost and Areas USA at travel plazas along the Florida Turnpike, I can assure Marylanders that Areas USA is the superior employer and operator ("Judge blocks award of travel plazas contract," Feb. 23). While I have the utmost...
  • The $400 question: Should you drop your flood insurance?

    The $400 question: Should you drop your flood insurance?
    Paul Girello doesn't have to buy flood insurance anymore. The Pembroke Pines resident recently received a letter from his mortgage lender confirming his home is no longer in a high-risk flood zone and, as a result, flood insurance coverage is no...
  • Dump truck strikes worker on Florida's Turnpike near Boynton, FHP says

    Dump truck strikes worker on Florida's Turnpike near Boynton, FHP says
    A dump truck struck a construction worker on Florida's Turnpike early Wednesday, critically injuring him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident happened about 2:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes near Mile Marker 89 near Boynton Beach. That'...
  • Hollywood Blvd. drivers see red at new turnpike ramp signal

    Hollywood Blvd. drivers see red at new turnpike ramp signal
    Drivers in the vicinity of the Hollywood interchange on Florida's Turnpike may have traded one problem for another. The good news: A new southbound SunPass-only off-ramp for drivers heading west to Pembroke Pines has diverted more than 5,000 vehicles...
  • Milk mogul harnessed the power of cows

    Milk mogul harnessed the power of cows
    It may be right there on your refrigerator shelf: That familiar red-and-white carton bearing the logo, "McArthur Farms." But it's more than just something to pour on your cereal. The dairy, one of the state's largest and most modern, was established...
  • Gangsters also enjoyed Broward's sunny climate

    Lots of people wanted to escape the cold of New York, Chicago and Detroit, so why should mobsters be any different? During the 1930s and continuing past World War II, Meyer Lansky and his brother Jake ran posh gambling houses in Hallandale Beach and...
  • 09/15: Business events

    09/15: Business events
    Chamber Winter Park: Small Business Education Series, 8 a.m. Sept. 19; Winter Park Welcome Center/Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Cost: free to Chamber members, $10 for nonmembers. Details: 407-644-8281. East Lake County: Networking Breakfast,...
  • Broward College says ducks had to go but cats can stay

    Broward College says ducks had to go but cats can stay
    Broward College is no place for Muscovy ducks — or the mess they make, college officials say. Hired trappers rounded up dozens of ducks in the past couple weeks that had waddled onto the north campus, said John Dunnuck, vice president of operations...
  • Another budget for taxpayers to consider

    A $41.03 million proposed budget for 2014-2015 was OK'd before two hearings when the public can weigh in on how the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District is spending taxpayers' money. People who live in the Beach & Park District will be able to...