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

Transportation

Gas Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of gas in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has risen by 20.6 cents—9.9 percent—in the past month, according to numbers posted by AAA.

12/15/2016 By staff

Transportation

Anna Maria Island Companies Launch Bike Share Program

Three companies recently launched a new bike share initiative for Anna Maria Island residents and visitors.

12/12/2016 By staff

Planning

State Transportation Secretary to Speak in Bradenton

Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold will discuss local road and bridge projects, as well as future transportation plans, during a Manatee Chamber of Commerce lunch.

11/16/2016 Research by staff

Construction

River Road Project Begins Nov. 13

Sarasota County will begin a major resurfacing project on Sunday, Nov. 13, on River Road between Interstate 75 and U.S. 41 in south Sarasota County.

11/03/2016 Research by staff

Planning

Workshop on Proposed I-75 Overpass Is Nov. 15

The overpass will connect the future Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and Cattlemen Road, with the goal of relieving traffic congestion on University Parkway and Fruitville Road.

11/02/2016 Research by staff

Tech

All Sarasota Buses Now Equipped with Wi-Fi

Sarasota County Area Transit today announced that free Wi-Fi is now available on all buses and bus routes.

10/28/2016 Research by staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Tram Tours Resume Next Week

The free tours provide an up-close view of Port Manatee and Tampa Bay, from shipping activity to wildlife.

10/12/2016 Research by staff

Cars

Volkswagen Dealership Offers Workshop on Lawsuit Settlement Program

Bradenton’s Boast Volkswagen is hosting a workshop on Thursday, Oct. 6, offering information about and assistance with Volkswagen’s TDI Settlement Program.

09/30/2016 Research by staff

Planning

City Commission OKs Downtown Parking Meter Plan

The Sarasota City Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with a paid parking plan proposed by city staffers.

09/08/2016 Research by staff

Transportation

Port Manatee, Del Monte Sign Extension Agreement

Port Manatee recently signed an extension agreement with Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. to keep Del Monte produce entering the port for as many as 20 more years.

08/18/2016 Research by staff