Florida rail plan details offered to industry crowd

FORT LAUDERDALE — “High-speed passenger rail service is going to come [to this country] whether the public sector or the private sector pays for it,” transportation guru and entrepreneur Gabe Klein said Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort & Marina at a presentation that was jointly hosted by the Marine Industries Association of…more

Florida boaters flood Coast Guard with comments on bridge openings

The Coast Guard gathered around 3,000 comments in hearings in November about the navigation needs of mariners at three railroad drawbridges that run over the New River in Fort Lauderdale, the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter and the St. Lucie River in Stuart, according to Barry Dragon, chief of bridge administration for the Seventh Coast Guard…more

South Florida marine businesses and pleasure boaters are vehemently opposed to a passenger train expansion that would keep rail bridges such as this one on the New River closed - and impassable - much more often.

A train wreck on the water?

Opposition to All Aboard Florida continues to mount after the release of a draft environmental impact statement that critics say is deeply flawed in its assessment of the threat 32 high-speed passenger trains a day would pose to safe navigation and marine businesses upriver of three railroad drawbridges which — when closed for a train…more

Opposition mounts against Florida rail bridge plans

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is urging the region’s marine interests to tell the Federal Railroad Administration that they are not at all on board with the proposed All Aboard Florida high-speed passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando.

A surge in larger outboard boats

Outboard boats from 25 to 43 feet are on a tear and four successful builders in this segment were at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show press breakfast to explain why.

FLIBS 2014: Westrec Marinas plans overhaul of Miami facility

FORT LAUDERDALE — Westrec Marinas, the Encino, Calif.-based marina management and development company, is undertaking a $20 million redevelopment of Miami’s Haulover Inlet Marine Center, company executives said during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

FLIBS 2014 VIDEO: Show opens amid economic optimism

FORT LAUDERDALE — The prognosis for this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was good — in fact, very good — at the media breakfast today aboard the superyacht Florida Princess just before the show opened.

FLIBS 2014: Offshore fishing league wants to emulate NFL

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Offshore Fishing League, launched Wednesday on the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, wants to bring the excitement, passionate fan base and profits of the National Football League to big-game tournament fishing.

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