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A steam locomotive is buried below this downtown tower

The incredible account of building what was once Florida's tallest skyscraper around an entombed steam locomotive.

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Charlotte's LYNX Light Rail: Ten Years Later

2017 will mark the ten year anniversary of the opening of Charlotte's LYNX Blue Line light rail system. The LYNX Blue Line, operating with 10 to 15 minute weekday headways, has largely been credited with stimulating transit oriented development throughout the city. No where is this more evident than...

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Skyway Modernization and Expansion Presentation to JTA

We publish the entire power point presentation made to the JTA Board for the modernization and expansion of the Skyway system, incorporating Autonomous Vehicles.

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JTA First Coast Flyer "Blue Line" coming to Southside

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is gearing up to launch the First Coast Flyer (Bus Rapid Transit) “Blue Line” on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Blue Line will operate between Rosa Parks Transit Station and the Avenues along Philips Highway with stops at major destinations to include...

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Wanis Kabbaj: What a driverless city could look like

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology to design the transit systems of the future. In this forward-thinking talk, preview exciting concepts like...

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Expanding the Skyway: Where would you like it to go?

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is seriously considering expanding the Skyway to serve neighborhoods outside of downtown Jacksonville. Where would you like to see the system expanded first?

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Cool New Solar Powered Materials For Bike Paths

Poland Tests a Self-Sufficient, Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path. The solar-powered lane is meant not just to be pretty, but also safer.

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The Mathews Bridge: historic or an expensive relic?

Former FDOT Public Information Officer Mike Goldman exposes the good, bad and ugly reality behind the past, present and future of the Mathews Bridge.

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Checker Cabs Uberize, Completely Rebrand as zTrip

Following a couple of years of very stiff competition and litigious reactions to ride share apps, the industry has decided to embrace the innovations offered by services like Uber and Lyft, while combining them with the advantages that licensed cab operations already offer. As a result, the massive...

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