FL officials propose Hyperloop that could make Miami-to-Orlando trip in 26 minutes

From New Times: “Last week, the company, Hyperloop One, announced it’s working with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials to explore building a Hyperloop between Miami and Orlando … Click here to read more

MCSO: Miami men give conflicting stories, attempted crime in the making in Martin County

“MCSO Sergeant Rick Parks just wrapped up a busy night shift when he decided to make one more traffic stop before heading home.The sergeant stopped a U-haul truck being driven by a Miami man with no driver’s license, and two of his friends … Click here to read more

ABC News: Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in Florida

“Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. All three were captured in South Florida, with one found in the Everglades National Park … Click here to read more

PBPost: Treasure Coast still not giving up the fight vs All Aboard Florida

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “The fight to stop All Aboard Florida from ruining Treasure Coast downtowns and neighborhoods, slowing ambulances and endangering pedestrians at railway crossings is far from over.The speedy trains ‘would decimate’ Stuart and other Treasure Coast communities, former American Airlines executive Robert Crandall told Martin County’s League of Women Voters … Click here to read more

State issues ‘Stop Work Order’ to company involved in pest control poisoning of Palm City boy

From WPEC: “The Florida Department of Agriculture has issued a ‘Stop Work Order’ for Sunland Pest Control who is involved in the poisoning of a Palm City boy. 9-year-old Peyton McCaughey was hospitalized after his family’s Palm City home was fumigated … Click here to read more

All Aboard Florida gets more time to sell bonds

From The Palm Beach Post: “All Aboard Florida on Friday received a six-month extension to sell $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for its express-passenger rail project between Miami and Orlando. Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation gave the Coral Gables-based company until Jan. 1 … Click here to read more

PBPost: All Aboard Florida divides likely Dem Senate rivals Patrick Murphy, Alan Grayson

Democratic Reps. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter and Alan Grayson of Orlando previewed a potential 2016 Senate primary clash on Tuesday night when they took opposing sides on an effort to block the All Aboard Florida passenger train. Murphy, who launched a Senate campaign in March, has been a staunch opponent of the planned Miami-to-Orlando train. … Click here to read more

First public glimpse into viability of All Aboard Florida’s plans: 5.3 million riders expected by 2020

From The Sun-Sentinel: “The planned passenger rail service, set to begin running in 2017, would initially see about 1 million riders a year, ramping up to 5.3 million a year by 2020 and 7 million by 2030, according to the report prepared by the Louis Berger Group…The numbers offer the first public glimpse into the viability of All Aboard Florida’s plans … Click here to read more

Largest industrial development ever undertaken in Martin County now ‘shovel-ready’ in Indiantown

“Florida Commerce Park in Indiantown represents one of the largest non-residential land developments in recent South Florida history, and with up to 1.3 million buildable square feet is by far the largest industrial development ever undertaken in Martin County,” according to a Florida Commerce Park press release. “Approval comes at an opportune time for trade and industry in South Florida as the Panama Canal expansion … Click here to read more

Exclusive — Tiger Woods: ‘I object to $1.2 million judgment, and I’m appealing!’

From Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra: “Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods, one of the pro golf tour’s cheapest characters, seems ready for the months, if not years, in appeals court. He is appealing a $1.2 million lawsuit he lost in Miami. … Click here to read more

Federal Railroad Administration’s Environmental Impact Statement draft: AAF closer to starting work

From The Orlando Business Journal: “The Federal Railroad Administration published a report on Sept. 19 that starts the clock on the process allowing construction to start on the Orlando leg of the $2.3 billion All Aboard Florida passenger rail. Coral Gables-based All Aboard Florida — which already started work on the first phase of the intercity train from Miami to West Palm Beach — … Click here to read more