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Archive for Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Intersection: SunRail Turns Three

SunRail turned three this week. It opened to great fanfare in May 2014, and riders took advantage of free travel for the first two weeks and packed the trains. But since then, fewer people than expected have hopped aboard. We hear from the Florida Department of Transportations Steve Olson and from transportation writer Dan Tracy about how the fledgling commuter rail is doing, three years on.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection

Intersection: Affordable Housing In Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs admits providing affordable housing is a challenge. But she says its one that can be met by building partnerships with neighboring counties, and with buy in from the private sector. Jacobs talks to Intersection about her vision for affordable housing in Central Florida.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection

State Officials In Orlando To Address Central Florida’s Heroin Epidemic

Officials from Florida's health, social service, and law enforcement agencies will meet Tuesday afternoon in Orlando to discuss central Floridas heroin problem. The meeting is part of several public workshops across the state. They follow Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondis renewed commitment last month to tackling opioid abuse in Florida.
Published in Central Florida News