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August 7, 2019, 6am PDT
The Universal Epic Universe, proposed for Orlando, Florida, has aspirations as a transit-oriented theme park.
The Next Miami
August 6, 2019, 10am PDT
Depending on your interestsand perspective, the lede might be buried here.
Treasure Coast Newspapers
April 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Virgin Trains USA has the funding to start construction on a rail link between Orland and West Palm Beach, and the system has launched its official rebranding under its new ownership.
CBS 12 News
February 1, 2019, 11am PST
In the state that’s the most deadly for pedestrians, black pedestrians are 72% more likely to be the victims of a car crash than whites.
Florida Courier
August 16, 2018, 11am PDT
SunRail's new expansion includes four new stations, stretching down to Poinciana in Osceola County.
Global Rail News
June 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Brightline thinks it can build a high speed rail connection between Tampa and Orlando without public money, and Governor Rick Scott looks ready to let them.
Tampa Bay Times
May 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
According to a new study, fewer than 10 percent of homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are priced for first-time buyers.
The Dallas Morning News
March 5, 2018, 12pm PST
Mills 50, just northeast of Downtown Orlando, has been reborn as the city's Main Street and has helped spur development, investment, and interest in Orlando's urban core.
Modern Cities
January 31, 2018, 12pm PST
Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.
Huffington Post
January 19, 2018, 10am PST
A 51-year-old bicyclist became the second fatality in the first week of revenue service. It was the fourth fatality since the summer for the diesel train, which operates from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale.
Sun Sentinel
October 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
The second phase of the highly anticipated Brightline express train service is finally moving forward after unanticipated delays.
The Next Miami
September 27, 2017, 10am PDT
Hurricane Maria left the flooded island of 3.4 million American citizens without power, communications, and running water, which may take months before they are restored. An exodus to Florida, which had begun before Maria hit, will likely accelerate.
The Washington Post
August 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Night Mayor, a position first created in Amsterdam, has been taken up by cities around the world, first in Europe and now in more and more American cities.
Governing
July 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
Its easy to criticize Florida, one of the deadliest states for pedestrians, however progress is being made through collaborative approaches between local citizens and their municipal officials.
Modern Cities
May 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Improvements in street design and bike infrastructure make life easier on bikers in car-centric Orlando, but employers and politicians could do more in the city to get commuters out of their cars.
Orlando Sentinel
April 4, 2017, 8am PDT
Parramore, an African American community in Orlando, has been almost erased from history.
Modern Cities
March 15, 2017, 10am PDT
Good and bad news for followers of Brightline, a South Florida rail start-up. Service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale begins in July, with Miami soon thereafter, but opponents may hamper extension to Orlando.
Palm Beach Post
January 12, 2017, 8am PST
Nick Ian Emenhiser compares percent of city populations in their downtowns.
Green City Blue Lake
December 2, 2016, 6am PST
A look at how Baldwin Park has matured after 15 years of development.
Modern Cities
August 11, 2016, 6am PDT
The Florida Department of Transportation is trying to change the state's status as the most dangerous in the nation for pedestrians, with 5,100 people killed while walking between 2003 and 2010.
Streetsblog USA