Today’s Headlines

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  • First Leg of the Brightline Will Open By the End of the Year (Palm Beach Post)
  • Miami Lawmakers Want Rail, Not Mayor Gimenez’s Proposed BRT (Next City)
  • FL Transpo Committee Chairman: “No Reason to Vote Against” Amtrak (Crestview Bulletin)
  • Tampa Airport Bets on Rental Cars Over Ride-Sharing (WTOP)
  • XPress Bus Rides From Atlanta Suburbs to Downtown Are Free This Week (AJC)
  • Ideas for Walkable Buckhead Include New Trail and Redeveloped Parking Lots (Curbed)
  • Dunwoody NIMBYs Resist Multi-Use Path (Reporter)
  • Mobile Transit Workers Back Challenger to Mayor Who Cut Bus Budget (AL.com)
  • The Advocate: Lack of Transpo Funding Will Slow Louisiana’s Growth
  • Two Die on Kentucky Highway as Officials Sit on Their Hands (Bowling Green Daily News)

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  • I-95 Drivers From Florida to Virginia Could Be Charged by the Mile (WTOP)
  • In St. Petersburg, Incumbent Mayor Embraces Transit, Challenger Focuses on Roads (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Palm Beach Officials Want to Route Interstate Traffic Through Residential Neighborhood (Post)
  • Orlando Extends Free BRT to New Schools and Developments (Sentinel)
  • Tybee Mayor Asks Governor to Improve Safety on Island’s Only Bridge (WJCL)
  • Transpo Plans in Georgia Often Languish Until They’re Obsolete (AJC)
  • Despite Loss of Grant, Burke County, NC Bus Service Still in the Works (Morganton News Herald)
  • Monterey, TN, Rail-Trail Extension Will Be Done in a Few Weeks (Herald-Citizen)
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press: Cyclists Share the Blame for Getting Run Over on Unsafe Streets
  • Traffic Jams Expected Along Path of Solar Eclipse in TN, NC, SC (Island Packet; Patch; WREG)

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  • Site Where DeLand Cop Ran Over Pedestrians Saw Five Deaths in Five Years (WFTV)
  • UF Student: Florida Needs “Effective” Passenger Rail (Gainesville Sun)
  • Map Apps Can’t Keep Up With All of Florida’s Road Construction (Orlando Sentinel)
  • State Senate Leader Floats Multimodal Transit Hub for Atlanta (Saporta Report; AJC)
  • Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail Could Open as Soon as Next Month (Curbed)
  • Huntsville Installs First Protected Bike Lanes Downtown (AL.com)
  • As Leadership Changes, What Will Happen to New Orleans’ Lafitte Greenway? (Gambit)
  • NC DOT Halfway Comes to Its Senses, Will Add Two Lanes, Not Four, to Asheville Freeway (Citizen Times)
  • Lack of Housing Leads to Long Commutes in the Home of Dollywood (Knoxville News Sentinel)

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  • Miami Drivers Won’t Stop Fighting and Killing Each Other (Herald)
  • Panel Studying Atlanta Transit Consolidation Will Hire Consultant (AJC)
  • Gwinnett County Adds Three Buses to Downtown Express Routes (AJC)
  • Uber Wrangles With Jacksonville Airport Over Fees (Times-Union)
  • City Opposes Petition to Remove New Orleans Red Light Cameras (Curbed)
  • Alexandria Receives State Grants for Trail, BRT, New Buses (The Zebra)
  • Elon University Has Too Much Parking, Asks City to Lower Minimum (Raleigh News & Observer)
  • NC DOT Adds Two Locomotives to Charlotte-Raleigh Passenger Rail Line (Independent Tribune)
  • Pee Dee Transit Service Helps People Get to Work (WBTW)
  • Uber Expands Into Greenwood, SC’s Largest City Without Public Transit (FOX Carolina)

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  • Why One Man Takes the Bus in Transit-Challenged Tampa (Times)
  • Florida Anti-Rail Cranks Still Aren’t Done (South Florida Biz Journal)
  • Treasure Coast Drivers Hate Freight Rail, Too (TC Palm)
  • Shooting Victim Sues MARTA, Alleging Inadequate Security at Stations (AJC)
  • Completing Birmingham’s Loop Road Will Fix Everything, Study Says (AL.com)
  • People Are Complaining About MDOT Changes to Deadly Intersection (Meridian Star)
  • Plan to Widen I-12 in St. Tammany Parish Would Cost Over $100M (Times-Pic)
  • Lake Charles Residents Want Evening Bus Service (KPLC)
  • Chattanooga Residents Might Want a New Bridge After All (WBRC)
  • TDOT Will Pay $1.2M for 5-Mile Oak Ridge Rails-to-Trails Project (Oak Ridger)

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  • FDOT Considers Lowering Speed Limits on State Roads (Sun Sentinel)
  • Critics Say New Potomac Bridge Will Add to NoVa Congestion (Loudon Times)
  • Denver Experience Convinces Virginian-Pilot Columnist That Norfolk Needs Light Rail
  • UNC Student: Pedestrians Need to Take Back Cary Streets (Cary Citizen)
  • Clean Air Charlotte Sues Feds Over Highway Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Observer)
  • Feel the Excitement of Driverless Vehicle Hype in Atlanta (Atlanta Magazine)
  • Three Downtown Jacksonville Streets Could Get Road Diets (Times-Union)
  • Water Taxis, Free Ride-Sharing Among Sarasota Planners’ Transpo Ideas (Herald Tribune)
  • New Orleans’ Bike Easy Stripes Temporary Bike Lane on St. Bernard (Curbed)

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  • Gwinnett County Takes Input on First-Ever Transit Plan (AJC)
  • Georgia College Paper Urges Students to Take Transit (Red & Black)
  • Mississippi Can’t Figure Out How to Pay for Crumbling Roads and Bridges (Tupelo Daily Journal)
  • Louisiana’s Among the Few States That Hasn’t Raised Gas Taxes (Times-Picayune)
  • Little Rock Transit Considers Tweaking Routes (Democrat-Gazette)
  • Covington, KY Businesses Light Up Overpass for Pedestrians (Northern Kentucky Tribune)
  • Suffolk Trail Is Popular and May Be Extended (News Herald)
  • Bedford, VA Installs Sidewalks and Crosswalks Near Visitors Center (News Advance)
  • North Carolina Officials Think They Can Pave Their Way Out of Congestion (Shelby Star)

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  • MARTA Reaffirms Commitment to Southwest Atlanta Expansion (Saporta Report)
  • Another Auto-Centric, Low-Density Development Slated for Intown Atlanta (Curbed)
  • Athens, GA Officials Cave to Sweaty Business People, Undo Road Diet (Flagpole)
  • NORTA Will Overhaul New Orleans Intersection While Building New Transit Station (Curbed)
  • Birmingham, New Orleans Among Cities That Prohibit Kids From Using Bike-Share (CNN)
  • Greensboro, NC Experiments With Citizen-Led Pedestrian Safety Improvements (Fox 8)
  • Lyman, SC Seeks $383,000 Federal Grant for Multi-Use Path (Fox Carolina)
  • FDOT Grant Funds Expansion of Downtown Tampa Trolley (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Planner Calls for Demolishing Freeway That Splits Tampa, Rather Than Widening It (WTSP)
  • Valencia College Students Can Now Ride the Bus for Free (Around Osceola)

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