Transportation

Port Extends Shipping Deal for Mexican Produce

Port Manatee recently extended its agreement with Palmetto's World Direct Shipping to maintain weekly service between the port and the Mexican state of Veracruz for up to five more years.

05/10/2017 By staff

Liquid Highways

Can a New Ferry and Water Taxis Help Reduce Our Growing Gridlock?

Can a new ferry and water taxis help reduce our growing gridlock?

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Trade

Colombian Official Visits Port Manatee

Port Manatee and Colombia are looking to expand commercial ties following a visit to the port by Juan Barrera, the general deputy director for the United States of ProColombia USA.

04/24/2017 By staff

Crisis Management

Airlines Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Former British Airways communications executive says United, Delta showed power failures.

04/11/2017 By David Hackett

Transportation

City Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

The City of Sarasota is launching a new free downtown shuttle service, i-Ride, on Wednesday, March 29.

03/28/2017 By staff

Transportation

Diverging Diamond Interchange to Be Completed This Fall

The Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday updated the Sarasota and Manatee county commissions on the progress of construction of the new "diverging diamond" interchange at University Parkway and I-75.

03/23/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Siesta Key Trolley Service Starts Today, March 20

Sarasota County's new open-air circulator trolley, Siesta Key Breeze, will begin operations today, Monday, March 20.

03/16/2017 By staff

Transportation

Pre-Check Program Enrollment Available at Sarasota Airport March 13-17

The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is holding an enrollment event for the Transportation Security Administration's Pre✓ expedited screening program March 13-17.

03/02/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Open-Air Trolley Coming to Siesta Key

Sarasota County Area Transit recently contracted with the private company Ride Right Transit to operate an open-air transit vehicle on Siesta Key.

03/01/2017 By staff

Deals

Walmart Leases Sarasota Warehouse Space

Walmart Stores East LP recently leased 40,038 square feet of warehouse space in the Independence Business Center.

02/27/2017 By staff

Politics

Citizens' Group Hosts City Commission Forum Feb. 27

STOP!, a newish citizens group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, will host a forum for Sarasota City Commission candidates on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/20/2017 By staff

Transportation

Event Celebrating New Bus Service Transit Station Is Jan. 30

Sarasota County Area Transit is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new transfer station at The Mall at University Town Center at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30.

01/24/2017 By staff

Transportation

Autonomous Transit Vehicle Showcased

The Paris-based public transit company Transdev held an autonomous transit vehicle demonstration at the Mall at University Town Center on Monday.

01/24/2017 By staff

Data

Retail Imports Up More Than Expected

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the holiday season.

01/16/2017 By staff

Manufacturing

Car Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Emissions Test Violations

Volkswagen this week agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts and pay $2.8 billion in fines and penalties for cheating on diesel emissions tests.

01/12/2017 By staff

Walk This Way

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Ranks No. 10 in the Country for Pedestrian Danger

And Florida accounts for more pedestrian deaths than any other state.

01/11/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Planning

Sarasota Area the 10th Most Dangerous for Pedestrians in the Nation

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area ranks as the 10th most dangerous region for pedestrians in the country, according to data released Tuesday by Smart Growth America.

01/10/2017 By staff

Transportation

County to Offer Rebates for New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Sarasota County is launching a program to boost the number of local electric vehicle charging stations.

01/06/2017 By staff

Transportation

Airport Authority Picks Chairman

The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority last month unanimously elected commissioner John Stafford as the group's chairman for 2017.

12/27/2016 By staff

Transportation

Tow to Go Available Through Jan. 2

The AAA program, begun in 1998 by Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, provides a safe ride home for impaired drivers.

12/22/2016 By staff