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White Elephant No More: County Approves 5-Year Lease of Costly Ginn Hangar in Deal With New Company

| December 16, 2014

Delta Engineering of New Catle, Del., expanding in Flagler with 10 to 30 high-paying jobs, will fill the old Ginn building that had left the county with a $2 million liability when Ginn went bankrupt.

Palm Coast Will Optimize Its 50 Traffic Signals, But No: They Still Won’t Be Synchronized

| December 2, 2014

Palm Coast will spend $55,000 to study its traffic signals on its way to improving efficiency and wait times for drivers at red lights, but drivers’ most pressing wish–synchronization–won’t be part of the results.

County Road 305 Culvert Replacements Will Not Be Completed Until 2015

| October 5, 2014

One culvert has been delayed by heavy rains and won’t be finished until October, two more won’t be done until January 2015, the county administration said.

Mounting Cost Overruns Latest Challenges To Bedevil Bulldog Drive Expansion

| July 10, 2014

The Palm Coast City Council will approve doubling “contingencies” to $427,000 for the now-$5 million Bulldog Drive project, after approving change orders on the engineering contract that more than doubled the cost to $845,000.

Despite Moratorium, 4 New Specialty Plates Added to Stack of 118, Hurting Sales

| June 23, 2014

The new plates also come despite warnings from Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which oversees license plates, officials that the program may have reached a tipping point in terms of sales.

Tracy Morgan, Truck Wrecks, and Politicians Willing To Make Our Roads More Dangerous

| June 17, 2014

If you spend much time on the Interstate, you undoubtedly have seen the aftermath of horrific crashes like the one that occurred earlier this month on I-95 at the Flagler-St. Johns County line. That wreck was typical of the carnage that results from an 18-wheeler plowing into stopped cars, either because of the truck driver’s inattention or fatigue.

SunRail Begins Paid Commuter Service Between Volusia and Orange Counties

| May 19, 2014

After providing free service to 135,000 riders for two weeks, SunRail, the commuter rail line in Central Florida, on Monday began paid service between DeBary and Sand Lake Road in Orlando. The free service days drew 11,237 riders a day, on average.

AAA To Scott: Veto 75 MPH Speed Limit

| May 11, 2014

AAA asked Scott more than a week ago for a sit-down to talk about the narrowly-approved measure that could see maximum speed limits hiked by 5 mph. The governor hasn’t made a decision on the bill. His aides are willing to discuss it.

75 MPH Speed Limit on Some Highways Nears Reality as Bill Goes to Gov. Scott

| May 1, 2014

After a sometimes-emotional debate, a divided Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal that could lead to 75 mph speed limits on some highways. The House voted 58-56 to pass the bill (SB 392), which was backed by the Senate last week.

Red-Light Cameras Won’t Be Repealed This Year, But Restrictions on Profits May Yet Pass

| March 27, 2014

Red-light cameras’ powerful lobby defeated Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes’s attempt to end the use of the devices, but several proposed restrictions are still moving through the Legislature, such as limiting profits to safety uses and requiring safety studies before cameras can be installed.

How County Engineer Faith Alkhatib Saved Taxpayers $600,000 and Returned 12 Acres to Palm Coast and Flagler

| March 7, 2014

County Engineer Faith Alkhatib detected a recent state rule change that enabled a redesign of the coming Matanzas Woods Parkway interchange with I-95, netting a $600,000 saving and the return of 6 acres to Palm Coast and 6 acres to the county.

Speed Limit of 75 Advances Against AAA Opposition as House Panel Endorses Measure

| March 5, 2014

The House Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee voted 13-1 to support the measure (HB 761), which would direct the state Department of Transportation to determine the safe minimum and maximum speed limits on all divided highways that have least four lanes.

Florida Is 7th Worst State For Lax Highway Safety Laws, Including Teen Protection

| January 23, 2014

Florida is “missing rear primary enforcement seat belt law, all-rider motorcycle helmet law, booster seat law, 4 of the 7 teen driving provisions, an ignition interlock law, and an all-driver text messaging restriction,” according to a new report.

As Walkers and Cyclists Complain of Predatory Drivers at Belle Terre and SR100, Officials Call For More Education

| January 15, 2014

The dangerous intersection at State Road 100 and Belle Terre Parkway focused discussions by county and city officials this week about more safety improvements, starting with making drivers more respectful of pedestrians and cyclists–a shift many drivers are resisting.

Extending Spending Spree, Scott Asks for $200 Million Increase For Roads, Bridges and Ports

| January 14, 2014

The $200 million proposed increase for infrastructure follows Friday’s request for $100 million for tourism from Scott, who entered office in 2011 slashing a state budget he said was weighted down with “short-sided, frivolous, wasteful” projects.

Palm Coast Getting Fleeced of Red-Light Camera Dollars, Harming Local Economy

| November 1, 2013

In September, the 43 red-light cameras in Palm Coast generated $255,740 in fines, what would work out to an annual total of $3 million. The state and ATS, the private company running the system, took more than seven times the revenue share left Palm Coast, which means that the overwhelming majority of the money is leaving the local economy.

Record $288 Million in Taxpayer Cash Flows to Florida’s Cargo and Pleasure Cruise Ports

| May 16, 2013

Florida’s seaports are set to embark on a massive round of 26 waterfront and transit upgrades as Florida seeks to expand its trade with partners in Central America and South America, while working to attract more Asian traffic that has grown via the Suez Canal and the expansion of the Panama Canal approaches completion.

Registering Your Car Will Cost $12 Less as Lawmakers Plan End to Insurers’ Tax Credit

| March 29, 2013

The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a bill Thursday lowering motor vehicle fees in exchange for repealing an insurance tax credit, turning aside protests from the insurance industry that the measure would hurt a thriving business.

Impact Fees: What They Are, Who Pays Them, How Much They Pay

| September 30, 2012

Whether you call them impact fees, taxes or hidden taxes, they’re a Florida and Flagler County reality. An explanation and definition of impact fees with a local rate schedule by city and county.

Total Cell Phone Ban for Drivers: Not Likely in Florida

| December 14, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging states to ban all cell phone use while driving, even hands-free uses, the first such call by a federal agency. Florida is still struggling to impose a hands-free requirement.

Room for Debate: Should Florida Restrict Cell Use and Texting While Driving?

| December 14, 2011

Despite mounting evidence that cell and texting use while driving increases the chances of a crash, Florida continues to resist regulation. A proposed law has yet again been filed to ban drivers’ use of electronic devices.

Those Airport X-Ray Machines? Cancer Risk. Yet Government Dismisses Cautions

| November 1, 2011

Airport X-ray scanners could give cancer to six to 100 U.S. airline passengers each year, research suggests, yet the TSA still calls scanners safe, glossing over evidence that even low-dose radiation increases cancer risks. European airports ban their use.

The Down Side of Fuel Efficiency: Florida Governments Will Take a $5 Billion Hit

| August 17, 2011

As the Obama administration seeks to double average fuel efficiency by 2025, State and local government revenue dependent on gas taxes will see big declines in revenue that pays for roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

Cell Phone and Texting While Driving Bans: Laws in the 50 States

| July 10, 2011

Texting while driving bans, hand held cell phone while driving bans: laws state by state with age breakdowns, school zones, teens and novices.

Drawing Widespread Criticism, Rick Scott Discovers the Joys of SunRail, and CSX

| July 2, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott’s approval of SunRail triggered criticism from Republicans and Scott’s tea party base while sharpening a contrast with his earlier rejection of a federally funded high-speed rail initiative.

It’s Not Enough to Say No to a Seawall in Flagler Beach: An Action Plan Past Opposition

| April 18, 2011

Sherry Epley, a resident of Flagler Beach, lays out a six-point action plan on how to build and sustain opposition to a seawall while developing a viable alternative that saves the beach and State Road A1A.

Flagler Power: From Bunnell By-Pass to Weigh Station to A1A Seawall, FDOT Retreats

| April 16, 2011

Three times in the past 12 months, Florida Department of Transportation projects in Flagler County have foundered on the well-organized shoals of local opposition across government boundaries and fiefdoms.

Palm Coast Maps Out Gentler, Kinder Impact Fees on Developers, But Questions Arise

| April 12, 2011

The one-time impact fees developers pay when they build something would be lower for residential construction. Builders would get discounts for paying up front, or get to pay them on an installment plan.

Flagler Commissioners Endorse SunRail As Gov. Scott Prepares to Derail Commuter Line

| April 4, 2011

SunRail would have connected DeBary and Tampa as a commuter rail line, which the Legislature approved in December 2009. Gov. Rick Scott is likely to kill the project by summer, ending Central Florida’s brief flirtation with alternative transportation.

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