Plans for Miami express rail station unveiled []

Plans for Miami express rail station unveiled []
 MIAMI (WSVN) -- Officials have revealed plans for a future express rail service between South Florida and Orlando.

The project by All Aboard Florida will bring a high-speed rail from Miami to Orlando and points in between, including stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

The Miami station will be located on Northwest First Street and will stretch all the way to Eighth Street through Downtown Miami and Overtown's Historic District.

The plans were unveiled at an event at the site Wednesday. "We're giving you a peak of what we think is a very bright future for Downtown Miami here today, and a future that will begin to unfold really, really rapidly," said Michael Reininger with All Aboard Florida.

Renderings released Wednesday for the train complex show the 2.5 million square-foot project that will have retail, residential, commercial and parking areas. The project will change the Miami skyline. At the center of everything will be the transportation hub, combining the new station and high-speed trains with the existing public transportation system. The express rail is expected to make it from Miami to Orlando in less than three hours.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, who attended the event, have given their full support to All Aboard Florida, as the project is privately funded.

"This will be a game changer for Downtown and also for Overtown," said Regalado. "The mixed-use project in Overtown will bring development to Overtown as we have never seen."

Gimenez said, "If you look up and down the line, there are thousands of new jobs created by this project, a great number here in Miami-Dade County."

Construction in Downtown Miami is expected to be completed at the earliest by 2015.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3; Featured on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart" []

Christina Warren, senior tech analyst at Mashable, and Bloomberg's Cory Johnson try out Microsoft's new larger-screen Surface tablet. They speak with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

New Features:

Tablet that can replace your laptop
Thin & light
Pen - saves to cloud as you write
Multi-position kickstand 
Keyboard with lapability

Opening Ceremony for #Miami Port Tunnel []

WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco MIAMI (WSVN) -- The massive Port Miami tunnel is ready for its grand opening.

Governor Rick Scott arrived in town for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting Monday morning. He announced the completion of the federal, state, local and private sector-funded project valued at $900 million, which began in late 2010. He said, "33,000 more private sector jobs when this is completed, so it's a great day for our state."

The underwater tunnel that connects the MacArthur Causeway to Port Miami is just about complete.

"Oh, we're very happy," said Miami Tunnel Vice President Chris Hodgkins. "We're very happy with the quality of product. We're happy with on time and on budget."

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said, "Today is a good day for South Florida, Miami-Dade County but especially for Downtown Miami."

Anyone is allowed to enter the tunnel, and the two lanes in each direction are toll free, which means there are now two ways to get to Port Miami-- the existing downtown route by Biscayne Boulevard and through the new tunnel.

"This port supports over 200,000 of our residents and their families," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

Hodgkins says the 91 surveillance cameras, 44 air quality control jet fans and the fire suppression system this tunnel will be the safest one in the world. "Oh, this is going to be a dream come true for the downtown community but also for truck drivers," said Hodgkins.

The tunnel's entrance is on the eastbound side of Interstate 395, which you can access from Biscayne Boulevard or nearby Interstate 95.

Though, during the ceremony, a truck drove through the tunnel, it will officially open to the public at a later date.

Source: WSVN 7(Miami, FL.) - Featured @