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Brightline launches, eyes expansion to other states

After years of anticipation and predictions that the project would ultimately fail to materialize, the first train from America's first new private passenger rail system in a century, left the station at 9:35 am on Friday, January 12th. However, despite initial service being limited to a 40-minute trip...

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Houston-Dallas High Speed Train Clears Federal Hurdle

The Texas 'bullet train' cleared a major hurdle with the release of a draft environmental impact statement from the Federal Railroad Administration that identifies a preferred route between Dallas and Houston as well as passenger station locations.

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Feds Approve Brightline Expansion To Orlando

Company to launch service to Miami and start construction on Phase 2 expansion to Orlando in early 2018.

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Florida Alternative Transportation Authority Proposed

State looks at creating authority to oversee autonomous vehicles and 'alternative' transportation.

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Lakeland: Two decades after the road diets

In recent years, the concepts of complete streets, right-sizing streets and traffic calming have taken the transportation planning industries and cities across the country by storm. If you live in a municipality that still questions the economic impact these concepts can have on your community, look...

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Florida Building Huge Autonomous Vehicle Testing Center

The automotive industry is the third largest research and development (R&D) spender in the country and much of that R&D is focused on connected and autonomous vehicles. Willing to take a gamble on the future impact of autonomous technology, the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, FDOT, Central Florida Automated...

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Street design Miami neon dreams: A Biscayne Boulevard

Melissa Hege, AICP, LEED AP of South Florida-based Melissa Hege City Planning LLC. emphasizes how distinctive and unique characteristics to a neighborhood can assist in its revitalization.

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Modern streetcar headed to urban Oklahoma City

The OKC Streetcar continues the story of how Oklahoma City funneled the pain of rejection into fuel, making it one of the nation's most successful revitalization stories in recent memory.

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Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish

What seemed to be a dream that many believed would eventually fade away is well on its way to becoming a reality. In 2011, Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) announced plans for a privately funded passenger rail system envisioned to transform the way people travel throughout Florida. Despite years...

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8 Of 10 Americans Would Pay More Taxes For Better Roads

Survey finds higher taxes and tolls have powerful support when revenues are guaranteed for infrastructure; public-private partnerships seen as part of solution

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