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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Transportation Department District Secretary to Discuss 'Complete Streets' Friday

Florida Department of Transportation District One secretary Billy Hattaway will discuss transportation and land development patterns, the concept of "complete streets," bicyclist and pedestrian safety and more this Friday.

08/17/2016 Research by staff


Transporation Nonprofit Picks New Board Leaders

iTNSunCoast, a Sarasota nonprofit that provides transportation to anyone 60 or older and to adults of any age with vision impairments, recently held its annual meeting and elected officers for next year.

08/09/2016 Research by staff


New Cross-Gulf Containership Arrives at Port Manatee

Port Manatee recently welcomed the M/V Queen B, the new containership in World Direct Shipping’s cross-gulf service to Mexico.

07/29/2016 Research by staff


Bradenton Volkswagen Dealership Posts Lawsuit Settlement Resources

Bradenton's Boast Volkswagen recently launched a website and hotline for assistance with the settlement program created in response to lawsuits filed against the company for cheating on emissions tests.

07/27/2016 Research by staff


Frontier Airlines to Begin Nonstop Service From Punta Gorda

Frontier Airlines will begin nonstop flights from Punta Gorda Airport to Chicago, Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey, in late October.

07/26/2016 Research by staff

Urban planning

Survey Finds Americans Want Transit-Friendly Development

Seventy-three percent of Americans would support changes in land use or zoning regulations that encourage transit-oriented development, according to a national public opinion survey conducted by HNTB Corporation.

07/25/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota Airport Ranks Highly for Easy Parking

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport was recently ranked as the fifth best small-hub airport for easy-access parking.

07/19/2016 Research by staff


Local Builder Working on Upgrades at Punta Gorda Airport

Halfacre Construction Company, which has offices in both Sarasota and Punta Gorda, is enhancing operations at the Punta Gorda Airport.

07/13/2016 Research by staff