Florida

White bike helmet lies upturned on a road with red bicylce underneath the front of a far in the background.

Florida Is the Deadliest State for Cyclists

Seven of the 10 U.S. counties with the highest cyclist fatality rates are located in Florida, new analysis shows.

February 20, 2024 - The Guardian

A SEPTA R5 commuter train heading for Doylestown, Pennsylvania from Lansdale station.

States 'Switching Tracks' to Avoid Public Transit Fiscal Cliff

The influx of federal emergency money used to keep public transit operational during the COVID pandemic will end this year. States and transit agencies across the country are searching for alternative funding sources.

February 13, 2024 - The Center Square

Green separated bike lane in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Road Safety Efforts Pay Off

The city’s Vision Zero initiative, bolstered by federal Safe Streets funds, has led to a significant drop in traffic deaths.

January 24, 2024 - Tampa Free Press

Dead fish washed up on Florida beach during 2018 'red tide' algae bloom event.

‘Red Tide’ Imperils Southwest Florida Economy

A new study quantifies the potential economic losses that would result from another algae bloom.

January 19, 2024 - Fox 4

Map drawing from Lake Wales, Florida master plan highlighting green networks.

Florida Town Master Plan Encourages Active Living

Lake Wales is redesigning its car-oriented streets to make it easier for residents to walk and bike.

January 7, 2024 - Congress For New Urbanism

View from across the street of Rosa Parks Transit Station in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mixed-Use TOD Planned in Jacksonville

The project will include affordable housing and retail space near the Rosa Parks transit station.

December 17, 2023 - Jax Today

View of palm tree-lined boulevard in Miami, Florida with white PT Cruiser driving by.

Florida to Adopt ‘Safe System’ Traffic Safety Approach

The concept focuses on road design and policy that reduces the likelihood of severe injuries and deaths.

October 27, 2023 - WUSF

Blue Miami-Dade transit trolleybus.

Miami-Dade County Suspends Transit Fares for Rest of 2023

Starting November 13, bus and rail rides will be free as the county rolls out its ‘Better Bus’ system redesign.

October 25, 2023 - MSN

Aerial view of Tampa, Florida skyline at dusk.

Tampa Awarded Federal Transit Planning Grant

The city will use the money to open a new office aimed at guiding major transit projects in the region.

October 19, 2023 - Tampa Bay Times

Brightline

Florida High-Speed Rail Doubles Daily Trips

The Miami-to-Orlando Brightline rail is proving so popular that the company will start running 15 daily trips each way.

October 12, 2023 - NBC Miami

Green SunRunner bus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg To Offer Free Bus Rides to Low-Income Residents

Eligible riders must reside within the city and lack alternate forms of transportation.

October 10, 2023 - Mass Transit

Black and green MetroConnect microtransit van in front of mural of boom box on Miami building.

Miami-Dade Expands On-Demand Transit Service

The new MetroConnect service brings on-demand microtransit to more of the county’s residents and streamlines service to shorten trips.

October 9, 2023 - Via

Miami

Miami-Dade County Approves Community Land Trust

The unique housing model offers low-income households the opportunity to own homes.

September 25, 2023 - Axios

Empty, darkened corridor in transit station before opening with Brightline logo in lights on one side

High-Speed Rail To Begin Serving Orlando Next Week

Florida’s Brightline high-speed train will open its station at Orlando International Airport on September 22.

September 14, 2023 - Progressive Railroading

Close-up of top of ornate Art Deco blue tile Eastern building in downtown Los Angeles

Easing Regulations for Adaptive Reuse

Cities with ordinances aimed at making commercial-to-residential conversions easier are reaping the benefits.

September 12, 2023 - Route Fifty

West Palm Beach, Florida

Brightline Opening to Central Florida Delayed

The high-speed rail connection between West Palm Beach and Orlando will not open on time for the holiday weekend as originally planned.

August 30, 2023 - Railway Technology

Aerial view of downtown Tampa, Florida with Hillsborough River in foreground

Tampa Working to Reduce Downtown Parking

One-third of the city’s downtown is used for parking while thousands of parking spaces go unused during peak hours.

August 25, 2023 - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

South Beach Open Streets

Miami Loses Population for the First Time Since 1970

Already one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets before the Covid-19 pandemic, the region became unaffordable for many middle-income households in the last few years.

August 2, 2023 - The Wall Street Journal

Centro Ybor

Tampa Unveils 30-Year Mobility Plan

The Tampa MOVES plan would spend $2 billion to relieve congestion, reduce traffic collisions, and improve mobility equity in the city.

July 25, 2023 - WUSF

Sunset view of downtown Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville in Final Discussions on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance

A see-saw battle over land use and housing policy continues in the city of Gainesville.

July 21, 2023 - Main Street Daily News

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