Florida News – Highlights from around the state – January 8th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Brightline’s confirmed the company crossed the 1 million passenger mark in 2019 for the first time and states it’s on target to achieve the 3 million mark by the end of 2021. Brightline appears to have essentially doubled its passenger count over the 579,000 passengers for all of 2018.
- Two additional arrests of Chinese Nationals taking illegal pictures at Naval Air Station Key West have occurred. This follows a December 26th arrest and one nearly a year ago. This while the Secret Service also is investigating a currently undisclosed incident at Mar-A-Lago.
- Fort Lauderdale’s city commission has voted to spend the estimated $65 million to replace the failing sewage pipes in the city after numerous ruptures which most recently were responsible for nearly 127 million gallons of sewage expelled in streets and waterways. The project is expected to take around 16 months to complete.
- A first of its kind in Florida Pizza ATM has been installed at the University of North Florida. Pizza is ordered on the vending machine like display and cooked in a convection oven.