City commissioners need to push hard for a high-speed rail stop in Lakeland when they meet at 1 p.m. today with a representative of Brightline, the company planning an Orlando-to-Tampa train route, Commissioner Justin Troller says. More
Work along five miles of CSX railroad track next to Kathleen Road is expected to close 13 intersections and disrupt traffic next week. The work extends from 10th Street in Lakeland to 1st Street NW in Kathleen, with closures expected to last two to five days in each location. More
The dollars from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund will go toward constructing hangars as Lakeland Linder Airport seeks to expand cargo operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul capacity. The repair hangars could lead to 400 new jobs, airport officials say.
When we reported Saturday that a Starbucks is being built in the Southgate Shopping Center parking lot, a lot of people asked whether the entrance and exit locations at Southgate would change. The short answer: Not anytime soon.
The shopping center entrances will remain on Oak Drive and Pablo Street, and Starbucks will not have a traffic entry or exit on Florida Avenue, according to city transportation planner Chuck Barmby. More
News that Lakeland is under consideration for a future station of a planned Orlando-Tampa rail line has rekindled discussions of where that station might be located. Brightline trains would run through Polk County in the median of Interstate 4.
Plans for Brightline rail service between Orlando and Tampa were revealed Wednesday, and organizers say they’re considering a future stop in Lakeland, where the trains are expected to run in the I-4 median. A recent poll of Tampa Bay Business Journal readers showed enthusiasm for a Lakeland stop,
There’s a misconception about downtown parking that city officials want to clear up, and they’re creating new signs with that in mind. The two hours of free parking allowed on downtown streets isn’t supposed to be banked for use throughout the day, the city’s traffic/parking chief says: “It’s up to two hours for the first visit — unused time doesn’t flow over to a second visit.”
SURVEY: Give your feedback on the latest proposed sign wording.