Category Archives: Transportation

Chamber Board passes Resolution of Support for the Central Polk Parkway

At their October board meeting, the Chamber’s Board of Directors passed the following resolution on the Central Polk Parkway. A RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER WINTER HAVEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT OF THE CENTRAL POLK PARKWAY October 27, 2014 The … Continue reading

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Economic “Lift” Just Around the Corner …

Evansville Western Railway’s Integrated Rail Terminal begins operational shakedown. The approach to the new terminal is impressively long, lighted and landscaped to perfection in what used to be the hay fields of Winter Haven’s Wastewater Treatment Plant #3 south of the … Continue reading

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Brown’s Seaplane Base – 50 Years of Splash Landings!

Excerpts from The Florida Flyer published by the Aviation and Spaceports Office of the Florida Department of Transportation: This year Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in Winter Haven is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Jack Brown opened the seaplane base in 1963, and began … Continue reading

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Polk State to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Sciences

Polk State College has received approval for its fourth baccalaureate degree, the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Sciences. The State Board of Education on Tuesday granted unanimous approval for the new degree. The College plans to launch the new degree in … Continue reading

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Mahalak Automotive Group to buy Lake Wales Dealership

Mike Mahalak with Winter Haven Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram  has confirmed that the family’s automotive interests will expand to Lake Wales with the purchase of Steve Sorensen’s dealership in that city. The deal is expected to close on July 24. … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come …

CSX subsidiary Evansville Western Railway continues development of the 318 acre Integrated Logistics Center terminal south of the city. The rail hub is expected to open in mid-2014. Photos courtesy of Ben Crosby

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Governor Will Attend Intermodal Groundbreaking

Florida Governor Rick Scott will join Winter Haven Mayor J. P. Powell; Tony Reck, Chairman and CEO of Evansville Wester Railway and Michael Ward, Chairman and CEO of CSX Transportation for the ceremonial groundbreaking beginning construction of the Winter Haven … Continue reading

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Access to Intermodal Terminal Site Nears Completion

The soon-t0-begin Intermodal Rail Terminal being constructed here by Evansville Western Railway is a hive of busy activity. As outlined by the following photos, roadways and site preparation are weeks away from allowing construction to begin. Preparations include a temporary … Continue reading

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Intermodal Terminal Info & Opportunities May 3

INTERMODAL TERMINAL PROJECT UPDATE and more … The Winter Haven area’s long awaited Intermodal Terminal Project will take a big step forward on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chain of Lakes Complex Gymnasium, 210 Cypress … Continue reading

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Parking Garage Appears in 30 Seconds …

In partnership with Everett Whitehead and Son, Inc., ePolk has released a video entitled “200 Days in 30 Seconds – the Construction of the Downtown Winter Haven Parking Garage.” The video was created from images taken by a Whitehead Construction … Continue reading

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