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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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Florida's Bike Share Programs & Who's Next

Modern Cities shares a quick run down of Florida's existing bike share programs and a look at what's coming in 2017.

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JTA prepared to break ground on downtown transit hub

2017 is shaping up to be a transformative year for transportation initiatives throughout Jacksonville's urban core. This week, the JTA will seek Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) conceptual design approval for the heart of their long proposed Jacksonville Intermodal Center (JAXIS). Here's a look...

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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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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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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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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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Autopsy of Architecture: Where trolleys go to die?

Article originally published in the Transportation section of takes a look at one man's passion in putting streetcars back into action.

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