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April 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
Free fares and more frequent service have resulted in a huge increase in ridership on the TECO Line Streetcar and proved skeptics wrong.
Streetsblog USA
April 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Finding a new home for a major league baseball team isn't as easy as it used to be in Florida.
Tampa Bay Times
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
April 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cities across the country are developing floodplain construction standards that are more stringent than those required by FEMA.
Inside Climate News
March 7, 2019, 7am PST
A public-private partnership is under consideration in the Florida State Legislature to create a driverless shuttle route in Altamonte Springs.
Orlando Business Journal
February 15, 2019, 8am PST
New census data shows that millennials and seniors are migrating less, a result of the Great Recession and its economic impacts. For those who are moving, cities in the Sun Belt have been primary destinations.
Brookings
February 13, 2019, 6am PST
A planned IPO has been called off.
Miami Herald
February 11, 2019, 11am PST
The new linear park will use land under the city’s elevated rail tracks. Worries, however, are emerging about the effects the project will have on surrounding communities, particularly related to affordable housing.
Next City
February 10, 2019, 11am PST
Moving to a school with higher levels of traffic pollution could impact students' academic performance, according to new research.
CityLab
February 5, 2019, 10am PST
The Miami Worldcenter mega-development is entering the delivery phase.
Globe St.
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
January 29, 2019, 5am PST
Two members of Congress, a Democrat and a Republican, both from Florida, will reintroduce their bill to put a tax on carbon emissions and return the revenue to the people in the form of a dividend.
Washington Examiner
January 13, 2019, 11am PST
The city of St. Petersburg provides a model for transforming blight to a blessing.
Governing
January 6, 2019, 5am PST
With the threat of sea level rise, homes on higher ground in Miami are becoming increasingly desirable. But they are located in low-income communities of color, and residents are facing rising housing costs and displacement.
Slate
January 2, 2019, 1pm PST
Florida set a goal in to eventually eliminate traffic fatalities on state roads and highways as part of its 2018 Highway Safety Plan. Neither a timeline nor the words vision zero were included.
Salud America!
January 2, 2019, 9am PST
Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi has selected Rep. Nancy Castor (D-Fla.) to chair the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Two bills that could advance in the House: the Green New Deal and a carbon tax-and-dividend bill, H.R. 7173.
The Atlantic
December 27, 2018, 1pm PST
Augmented reality shows what the forest would look like with a full complement of biodiversity.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 21, 2018, 12pm PST
With no shot at a new ballpark in Tampa, and pressure mounting to relocate the team to Portland, Oregon, among other possibilities, the Tampa Bay Rays could still end up at a new location in St. Petersburg.
Tampa Bay Times
December 17, 2018, 9am PST
Advocates from Transit Alliance Miami attempt to spend 24 hours on Miami-Dade County buses.
Miami Herald
December 9, 2018, 5am PST
A Jimmy Buffet-branded 55-plus community in Daytona, Florida is wildly popular. The New York Times Magazine gained early access and ponders its deeper significance.
The New York Times Magazine