Florida transportation http://wlrn.org en What Everyone Is Reading March 30- April 5 http://wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-march-30-april-5 <p>Our most read stories this week include sea-level rise, anti-road rage landscaping and a city trolley system being eyed by the Federal Transit Authority (see those below). Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:03:32 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 30408 at http://wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading March 30- April 5 What Everyone Is Reading March 16-22 http://wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-march-16-22 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If we were to create a fictional story based t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his week's top five stories</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it might go something like this:</span></p><p>Traffic engineers use funds from parking meters to build the Orlando-Miami rail line. The colorful yellow meters do not actually pay the city for parking and were supposed to fund Florida’s desalination facilities. One outraged citizen got a hold of public-radio host Ira Glass, who is now producing a radio story for “This Floridian Life.”</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:33:11 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 29703 at http://wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading March 16-22 Realtors Fear Negative Impacts of Miami-Orlando Train http://wlrn.org/post/realtors-fear-negative-impacts-miami-orlando-train <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A passenger rail connecting South Florida and Orlando is on track to start running next year.</span></p><p>But not everyone is jumping for joy.</p><p>A group of real estate experts serving parts of northern Palm Beach and Martin Counties says it has serious concerns about All Aboard Florida.</p><p>The $1.5-billion railway project would add 32 passenger trains to the 14 freight trains already running on the Florida East Coast Railroad tracks. Stations would be located in the downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:50:55 +0000 Christine DiMattei 29355 at http://wlrn.org Realtors Fear Negative Impacts of Miami-Orlando Train WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Mar. 3-7 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-mar-3-7 <p></p><p>The 95 Express toll increase is our most popular story this week -- again. Mass transit anyone?</p><p>Old Miami through photos, Mayan migrants and 80 days until traffic eases in downtown Miami were all close contenders for the No. 1 spot.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:55:27 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 28978 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Mar. 3-7 WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 24-28 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-feb-24-28-0 <p>The I-95 express lanes' toll increase made it to the top of our list this week, only furthering the idea that South Floridians can't live without their vehicles and highways. Two more stories involving roads and transportation also made it to the top five this week, which made us wonder... are you reading while driving? If so, stop! Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:14:49 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 28664 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 24-28 New Crosswalks For Biscayne Blvd. Pedestrians http://wlrn.org/post/new-crosswalks-biscayne-blvd-pedestrians <p></p><p></p><p>The Florida Department of Transportation has pedestrians in mind with a new plan for Biscayne Blvd.</p><p>FDOT&nbsp;estimates it will spend upwards of $780,000 on new crosswalks and sidewalks along the busy road. Construction will span 3.9 miles from northeast 16 to northeast 74 street.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:30:22 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas & Hillary Lindwall 27790 at http://wlrn.org New Crosswalks For Biscayne Blvd. Pedestrians I-95 Has A Speed Limit!? http://wlrn.org/post/i-95-has-speed-limit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">I spent last Thursday, in the thick of afternoon rush hour, at the I-95 on-ramp just southwest of the </span>Arsht<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;"> Center. At around 4:30 p.m., the scene is one-half auto show, one-half salmon-spawning.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:50:17 +0000 Kenny Malone 26938 at http://wlrn.org I-95 Has A Speed Limit!? WLRN's Top Five Stories Jan. 20-24 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-top-five-stories-jan-20-24 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among the stories you liked most this past week are a race between a car and a bus and a debate on the state of Miami Beach as a tech hub.</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:53:00 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 27023 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Top Five Stories Jan. 20-24 Riding The Bus Is Cheaper Than Driving. Isn't It? http://wlrn.org/post/riding-bus-cheaper-driving-isnt-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the surface, taking public transportation in South Florida is unquestionably cheaper than driving.</span></p><p>But there are hidden costs associated with a commute, stemming from the amount of time behind a wheel or sitting on a bus, and the value of your time in both financial and immaterial terms.</p><p>I wanted to find out: At what point is it more valuable to drive than to take public transportation?</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:39:48 +0000 Wilson Sayre 26821 at http://wlrn.org Riding The Bus Is Cheaper Than Driving. Isn't It? Show Commemorates Dead Cyclists With Reconstructed Bikes http://wlrn.org/post/show-commemorates-dead-cyclists-reconstructed-bikes <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-3ee8c490-b1d0-69e9-d6bc-4f4416b4039c" style="line-height:1.1500000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Calibri;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Covered in white, synthetic hair, dollar bills, paint or disassembled and wrapped in wire. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:30:20 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 26718 at http://wlrn.org Show Commemorates Dead Cyclists With Reconstructed Bikes Move To Stop New Red-Light Cameras Gets Green Light http://wlrn.org/post/move-stop-new-red-light-cameras-gets-green-light <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New red light cameras would no longer be allowed under a wide-ranging transportation proposal that received the go-ahead Thursday from a House subcommittee.<br /><br />But a roadblock may be ahead for the measure, which was approved in a 10-3 vote by the Transportation &amp; Highway Safety Subcommittee.<br /> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:44:16 +0000 Jim Turner -- News Service of Florida 26484 at http://wlrn.org Move To Stop New Red-Light Cameras Gets Green Light The Environmental Cost Of South Florida's Car Culture Could Be Negated By Bikes http://wlrn.org/post/environmental-cost-south-floridas-car-culture-could-be-negated-bikes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a state that is noted for its dedicated car culture, it seems a given that residents and tourists would benefit from any measurable decrease in road congestion, car exhaust, and air pollution.&nbsp;</span>As <a href="http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/" target="_blank">National Bike Month</a> winds down and South Florida, communities make moves to become more bike friendly, it pays to talk about the potential environmental impact of having more bicycles and less cars on Florida's roads.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14429 at http://wlrn.org The Environmental Cost Of South Florida's Car Culture Could Be Negated By Bikes