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Posts Tagged ‘FL’

Jacksonville, FL: JAXPORT’s First Rail Lines

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Jacksonville, FL: JAXPORT’s First Rail Lines

JAXPORT marked a project milestone today as construction workers placed the first rail lines for the new Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Dames Point…JAXPORT’s ICTF, which will be completed later this year, will allow the direct transfer of cargo containers between ships and trains, speeding up the shipment process and reducing the number of trucks on the road.

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Come Heat and High Water: Climate Risk in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas

Friday, July 31st, 2015
ALABAMA: AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE

RISKY BUSINESS
The Southeast U.S. and Texas are experiencing an economic boom, mostly due to manufacturing and energy industry growth. But that boom is at risk from unchecked climate change, which could render this region—already one of the hottest and most weather-vulnerable of the country—at significant economic risk. However, if policymakers and business leaders act aggressively to adapt to the changing climate and to mitigate future impacts by reducing their carbon emissions, this region can lead in responding to climate risk. The Southeast can demonstrate to national and global political leaders the kind of strong response necessary to ensure a strong economic future.

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All Aboard Florida: From Orlando to Miami in 3 Hours

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
All Aboard Florida: From Orlando to Miami in 3 Hours

The All Aboard Florida train will allow the 50 million people already traveling between Orlando and Miami each year to arrive at their destination in approximately 3 hours. These passenger trains will connect tourists and commuters to the already established transportation systems in downtown Miami. All Aboard Florida train will also have stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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Florida Transportation: Is There Demand For Multi-Modal Transit?

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Florida Transportation: Is There Demand For Multi-Modal Transit?

Is there demand for more transportation choices?
Lisa Bacot, Executive Director, Florida Public Transportation Association

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Hillsborough County, FL: Citizen Engagement & Transportation

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Hillsborough County, FL: Citizen Engagement & Transportation

Beginning in mid-February 2015, our GO Hillsborough team will host 36 open house style workshops in or near your neighborhood to understand your transportation needs and realities, to explore options that make sense in your daily lives, and to help you weigh in on some hard choices as we move forward. Each of these sessions is designed to be highly participatory and interactive and will build upon the previous one.

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Jacksonville, FL: Florida’s Number One Container Port

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Jacksonville, FL: Florida’s Number One Container Port

Jacksonville Florida, home to one and a half million people, is Florida’s number one container port…The city’s location along the nation’s rail and highway network make Jacksonville a natural gateway…The Jacksonville Port Authority, known as JAXPORT, offers shippers access to more than 120 million square feet of distribution center and warehousing space, including 31 million cubic feet for refrigerated cargo.

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Jacksonville, FL: Overland Bridge Project Explanation

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Jacksonville, FL: Overland Bridge Project Explanation

Insight to what the Overland Bridge project on I-95, downtown Jacksonville, Florida will accomplish when completed in summer 2016.

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Hidden Highways: Fog and Traffic Crashes on America’s Roads

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Figure 2. Graph compiled from NASS GES data (1990-2008). Data weighted to reflect all police-reported crashes nationwide

AAA FOUNDATION FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY
Fog presents numerous challenges to motorists. By definition, it reduces visibility to less than 5/8-mile, and, as fog obscures details of the driving environment and reduces contrast, drivers have difficulty accurately perceiving certain things that are crucial for safe driving, such as depth and speed. Moreover, because high beams reflect off of the suspended water droplets that fog comprises and actually make it harder to see, drivers are deprived of a tool that is useful in other low-visibility situations.

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Measuring Travel Time at Florida Freeways and Arterials

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Figure 2.5.  BlueTOAD speed map at Jacksonville, FL

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Travel time is an important performance measure used to assess the traffic operational quality of various types of highway facilities. Previous research funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on travel time reliability developed, implemented, and evaluated tools for estimating travel time reliability for freeways and arterials. Previous research efforts have also compared the model-estimated travel times to field-measured travel times.

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Performance of Alternatively Fueled Buses

Friday, September 5th, 2014
Figure 3-2. Comparison of performance and costs of 40-foot buses, diesel vs. hybrid.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSIT RESEARCH
Florida transit agencies have been dealing with volatile fuel prices and changes in regulations regarding diesel engines and fuel. In addition, emphasis on reducing the overall consumption of fossil fuels has increased, as well as reducing carbon emissions by transit agencies. Florida transit agencies and funding entities continue to be under pressure to reduce operating costs and to run a more sustainable and environmentally friendly fleet in the urban environment. A popular strategy to pursue these goals has been the acquisition of alternatively fueled buses. However, higher reliance on alternative fuels has increased both capital and operating costs for some fixed route operators, and has created challenges for the widespread adoption of advanced transit technologies.

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