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Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

2016 Report Card for Florida’s Infrastructure

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Florida state classifications of sandy shorelines

Florida’s economy relies heavily on its beaches, the state’s “invisible” coastal infrastructure that protects Florida’s communities. Most of the public view beaches as places where they can participate in outdoor recreational activities. Florida beaches represent its leading tourist destination with about 810 million “day visits” to its beaches annually. This number more than double the number of “day visits” made annually to all U.S. National Parks combined.

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Outstanding Engineering: Tallahassee Regional Transportation Management Center

Monday, April 4th, 2016
Outstanding Engineering: Kimley Horn Tallahassee Regional Transportation Management Center

2016 ACEC National Recognition Award Winner Firm Name: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Project Name: Tallahassee Regional Transportation Management Center Project Location: Tallahassee, Florida Client Name: City of Tallahassee Operated by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, the Regional Transportation Management Center is a model of local government operations mutually benefiting from the integration of […]

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Outstanding Engineering: Phase 1 of Florida’s SunRail Commuter Rail System

Monday, March 28th, 2016
HNTB: Florida SunRail

Since its opening in May 2014, SunRail has proved a practical alternative to I-4, the region’s main thoroughfare. The initial 31 miles of Phase 1 of the SunRail Commuter Rail System serve passengers at 12 different stations across eight different cities in Central Florida, from DeBary in the north to Sand Lake Road in the south. On average, 3,700 Central Floridians ride the train per day.

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Palmetto Beach, FL: A Mural of Miniatures

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Palmetto Beach, FL: A Mural of Miniatures

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) along with the City of Tampa’s Art Programs Division devise an interesting way for the Palmetto Beach neighborhood to re-capture its identity while dealing with the transportation needs of Port Tampa Bay. Artist Stephen Hayford plays a major role in helping Palmetto Beach residents express community pride.

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Jacksonville, FL: Moving Giant Metal Tanks Through JAXPORT

Friday, December 18th, 2015
Jacksonville, FL: Moving Giant Metal Tanks Through JAXPORT

Highly trained master riggers moved nine oversized specialty tanks through JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, home of one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing capacity docks…The new pressurized steel evaporator tanks, which arrived at JAXPORT from Zhangjiagang, China, are 45-feet in length, 20-feet in diameter, and weigh 220,000 pounds each.

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Transportation: The Path to Florida’s Future

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Transportation: The Path to Florida’s Future

The Florida Chamber of Commerce knows that it’s time for Florida to start investing in the future by investing in transportation infrastructure.

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PortMiami Tunnel: The New Standard in Transportation Infrastructure

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Port of Miami Tunnel Project Overview

Just a few years ago, PortMiami suffered from traffic problems that rivaled downtown Manhattan. More than 16,000 cars and trucks traverse the streets surrounding the port every day, and traffic from cargo trucks makes up more than a quarter of that figure. Prior to the tunnel project, the existing bus and vehicle routes were struggling to support the massive weight of this congestion and inhibiting further growth in the region.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Johan Henriksson, Executive Vice President, Skanska Infrastructure Development

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Johan Henriksson was recently appointed Executive Vice President of Skanska Infrastructure Development…In May 2015, Skanska and its LaGuardia Gateway Partners team were selected as the preferred bidder to work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to redevelop LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building. The company is also working on the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orlando, which is currently the largest transportation project underway in Florida, and theElizabeth River Tunnels project underneath the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

“The PPP Structure I think is a very good solution for many projects…it’s about, I think, daring to look outside the box here and trying to look at new potential solutions to solve old problems, and not always using the same old tools that have always been used, the public financing.”

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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

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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