Kenny Malone http://wlrn.org en FDOT: Florida In Relatively Good Shape If Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke http://wlrn.org/post/fdot-florida-relatively-good-shape-if-highway-trust-fund-goes-broke <p>While state transportation departments around the country have been scrambling in anticipation of a potential Highway Trust Fund insolvency, Florida officials aren’t sweating quite yet.<br /><br />The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the Highway Trust Fund, which trickles down and helps pay for everything from highways to sidewalks, will run out of money in August. The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a bill that would temporarily fix the problem.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:05 +0000 Kenny Malone 36162 at http://wlrn.org FDOT: Florida In Relatively Good Shape If Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke Free Rides In 95 Express Lanes Coming To An End For Hybrid Drivers http://wlrn.org/post/free-rides-95-express-lanes-coming-end-hybrid-drivers <p>To be perfectly honest, Bobby Wells, a Harley-riding, python-owning Miami lawyer, doesn’t really like his Toyota Prius.<br /><br />But he does love that red and blue “95 Express” registration decal on the bottom left of his hybrid car’s windshield.<br /><br />“Yeah,” said Wells, “the reason I bought this car was to get that sticker.”<br /><br />I-95’s express lanes — where the price of admission ranges from 50 cents to $10.50 depending on traffic — are free to registered hybrids. But that’s not going to last forever.<br /> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:38:20 +0000 Kenny Malone 35809 at http://wlrn.org Free Rides In 95 Express Lanes Coming To An End For Hybrid Drivers The LeBron James Story Has Always Been A Tale Of Two Cities http://wlrn.org/post/lebron-james-story-has-always-been-tale-two-cities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LeBron is gone but we will always have Julia Tuttle.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:07:44 +0000 Kenny Malone 35505 at http://wlrn.org The LeBron James Story Has Always Been A Tale Of Two Cities Why Most Highway Signs Aren't All Caps Anymore http://wlrn.org/post/why-most-highway-signs-arent-all-caps-anymore <p>A drive down I-95 is full of dozens, probably hundreds, of tiny design decisions that are ultimately about driver attention. From the lettering on a road sign to the shape of a road, engineers are constantly trying to find a sweet spot between getting a driver’s attention and distracting them.<br /><br />As part of our End of the Road series we wanted to ask an expert about the thinking behind some of the things drivers see everyday on I-95 but aren’t supposed to pay much attention to.<br /> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:45:39 +0000 Kenny Malone 35015 at http://wlrn.org Why Most Highway Signs Aren't All Caps Anymore What It's Like To Have A Gun Pulled On You On The Highway http://wlrn.org/post/what-its-have-gun-pulled-you-highway <p>Alyce and Neil Robertson were running late to a wedding one day 20 or 30 years ago. Because they were running late, they were arguing in the car, until some maniac on the road did something crazy.</p><p>Naturally, some of the details have slipped over the years. But the two agree they were on their way to a friend’s wedding and Alyce was mad at Neil for making them late.&nbsp;Here’s how they remember the rest...</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:47:14 +0000 Kenny Malone 34586 at http://wlrn.org What It's Like To Have A Gun Pulled On You On The Highway June 27, 2014: A new border task force takes shape and PolitiFact checsk Scott's no tax-hikes pledge http://wlrn.org/post/june-27-2014-new-border-task-force-takes-shape-and-politifact-checsk-scotts-no-tax-hikes-pledge <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:37:47 +0000 Kenny Malone 34649 at http://wlrn.org Are "Lexus Lanes" Really Lexus Lanes? http://wlrn.org/post/are-lexus-lanes-really-lexus-lanes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brian Rick is on a crusade. As a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation he has chewed the ear of dozens, maybe a hundred people -- reporters, friends, anybody who refers to 95 Express as the “Lexus Lanes.”</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:55:33 +0000 Kenny Malone 34289 at http://wlrn.org Are "Lexus Lanes" Really Lexus Lanes? WLRN-ify My Commute: Let Us Give Your Daily Drive The Public Radio Treatment http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-ify-my-commute-let-us-give-your-daily-drive-public-radio-treatment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We spend a lot of time together on the road, you (audience) and us (</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">). If you’re like most of our listeners, we’re with you in the car just about every day -- through your speakers, at least.</span></p><p>But we want to take it to the next level: We want to actually get in the car with your family, your friends, your coworkers.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:09:45 +0000 Sammy Mack & Kenny Malone 34288 at http://wlrn.org WLRN-ify My Commute: Let Us Give Your Daily Drive The Public Radio Treatment June 20, 2014: Florida reps on Iraq, Scott comes to Overtown and MIA to the Middle East. http://wlrn.org/post/june-20-2014-florida-reps-iraq-scott-comes-overtown-and-mia-middle-east <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:57:47 +0000 Kenny Malone 34261 at http://wlrn.org Time-Sharing Heat Season Tickets Should Come With A Warning http://wlrn.org/post/time-sharing-heat-season-tickets-should-come-warning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Heat are one of just four teams to play in four consecutive NBA Finals. For Heat season ticket holders, that’s like winning the lottery four times in a row.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:39:05 +0000 Kenny Malone 33680 at http://wlrn.org Time-Sharing Heat Season Tickets Should Come With A Warning Seriously, What's So Great About I-95? http://wlrn.org/post/seriously-whats-so-great-about-i-95 <p>As part of our End of the Road series -- about the final 87 miles of I-95 -- we’ve asked a lot of questions: Why don’t people seem to <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/i-95s-narrow-shoulders-and-speeding-cars-problematic-fhp" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">get in trouble</a> for speeding in the express lanes? Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Kenny Malone 33563 at http://wlrn.org Seriously, What's So Great About I-95? Sweaty In Miami: Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And English Soccer Get Humid http://wlrn.org/post/sweaty-miami-steven-gerrard-frank-lampard-and-english-soccer-get-humid <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:20:45 +0000 Kenny Malone 33461 at http://wlrn.org Sweaty In Miami: Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And English Soccer Get Humid The Miami Heat Are Smarter Than The Other Playoff Teams http://wlrn.org/post/miami-heat-are-smarter-other-playoff-teams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By milking the corner three-point shot, the Miami Heat have backed the Indiana Pacers into a corner.</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following Monday night’s 90 to 102</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;loss, the Pacers find themselves in some troubling company: More than 200 teams have gone down <a href="http://www.whowins.com/tables/up31.html">3-1 in an NBA best-of-seven series</a>, only eight of them have ever come back to win the series.</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 03:22:26 +0000 Kenny Malone 32968 at http://wlrn.org The Miami Heat Are Smarter Than The Other Playoff Teams I-95: Road Songs With A #@!%ing Twist http://wlrn.org/post/i-95-road-songs-ing-twist <p><em>This story originally ran on February 12, 2014.</em></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">They write songs about roads: "Route 66," "Highway 61 Revisited"."Dusty, old roads with iconic signage that belongs on a pair of blue jeans.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:39:51 +0000 Kenny Malone 27664 at http://wlrn.org I-95: Road Songs With A #@!%ing Twist How A $1 Billion Hole In The Ground Will Impact I-95 http://wlrn.org/post/how-1-billion-hole-ground-will-impact-i-95 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>PortMiami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tunnel--a $1 billion hole in the ground that began with a task force more than 30 years ago--finally celebrates its completion Monday.</span></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Traffic will now be able to access the port from I-395 by taking a the tunnel entrance on Watson Island, driving below Government Cut and resurfacing on Dodge Island, where </span>PortMiami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is located.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:39:23 +0000 Kenny Malone 32518 at http://wlrn.org How A $1 Billion Hole In The Ground Will Impact I-95