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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.

Safety Advocates and Sheriff Oppose 75 on Highways And Higher Speeds Elsewhere

| December 20, 2013

Representatives from the National Safety Council and the Consumer Federation of the Southeast, along with the Wakulla County Sheriff say a proposal to raise speed limits will make roads less safe as motorists further surpass speed limits that exceed their ability to safely operate vehicles.

Speed Limit Could Go Up to 75 On I-95 By July, and to 70 on U.S. 1

| November 13, 2013

Florida lawmakers’ proposal to raise speed limits 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. In Flagler County, that includes I-95 and U.S. 1. On U.S. 1.

They’re Not Speed Traps: New Spy Cameras on U.S. 1 in Palm Coast Aimed at Overweight Trucks

| November 11, 2013

Crews last week installed video cameras on both sides of U.S. 1 between Royal Palms Parkway and Whiteview Parkway as part of a $1.2 million project to monitor the weight of large trucks. Additional cameras will go up by the northbound lanes of U.S. 1, near the weigh station.

School Bell Schedule for Flagler County Schools, 2013-14

| August 19, 2013

Clip and save: bell schedules for Flagler Palm Coast High School, Matanzas High School, Buddy Taylor and Indian Trails middle schools, and the district’s five elementary schools: Bunnell, Belle Terre, Rymfire, Wadsworth and Old Kings.

Board Members Balk at 7:25 a.m. Middle School Start Time, But Approve New Bell Schedule

| July 23, 2013

Buddy Taylor and Indian Trails middle school students will have to wake up even earlier than last year when school resumes on Aug. 19, with first-bell at 7:25 a.m. and dismissal at 1:25 p.m. Most other schools’ schedules are unchanged, with high schools starting at 8 a.m. and elementaries around 9 a.m.

Bus Attack: Hundreds of Students’ Day Delayed By Vandalism at Transportation Depot

| September 16, 2011

Rachael Mitroski, 26, removed buses’ radiator caps, opened all sorts of compartments and put brooms on buses’ roofs before she was found out. Almost two dozen buses were affected, and none could be used this morning for their normal runs.

Middle School Day Will End at 1:40pm as District’s New Bell Schedules Toll Backlash

| May 3, 2011

Elementary start and end times change only a little, but high school students will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m., and middle school students will start at 7:40 a.m. The shorted school day is designed to save money.

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.

End of the Line for Rail Brawl As Supreme Court Ruling Sends $2.4 Billion Elsewhere

| March 4, 2011

The Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Gov. Scott could not be bound to spend $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money. That money will now go to New York or California.

23 Panthers Killed in Florida in 2010, 16 of Them by Vehicles

| January 10, 2011

The endangered Florida panther numbers less than 200 animals in South Florida. Every year, in rising numbers, 12 to 17 panthers are killed on Florida roads. Yet the panther population may be increasing.

School’s Back. So Are Walking Children in a Town Short of Sidewalks. Watch Where You Drive.

| August 23, 2010

Two years ago, 270 children younger than 14 were killed while walking by a road. School’s resumption calls for care, especially in Palm Coast, where sidewalks are lacking.

Mica: Bunnell Still Has “Fighting Chance” for a Train Station; Data and State’s Will Are Key

| June 9, 2010

In an interview with FlaglerLive, John Mica outlines what Bunnell has going for and against it as it angles for a train station.

Bunnell Residents Demolish Bypass Proposal; Planning Board Recommends Broad Study

| May 20, 2010

After a lengthy, at times contentious public meeting on the bypass, the Bunnell planing board recommended in favor of a study as long it takes in “the big picture.”

Weigh Station Loads Up Realtors’ Forum with Mayors

| May 19, 2010

Questions were gentle, answers more so, revealing little new in a public forum with Flagler’s mayors on Wednesday morning.

Contrary to Fears, Bunnell Bypass Would Not Significantly Affect Traffic, Studies Show

| May 14, 2010

Bunnell’s downtown won’t be lacking in traffic in the future. The real battle is over a mega-developer’s road-improvement funds.

Palm Coast Hops on Bunnell Train Station Bandwagon

| May 11, 2010

Palm Coast was absent from the May 1 Amtrak attention-grabber in Bunnell, but the city council is making amends with a resolution of support.

DOT Bypass “A Stake Right Through Bunnell’s Heart”

| May 10, 2010

The bypass would accommodate a traffic surge from a Palm Coast development but might also accelerate Bunnell’s decline.

Photo Gallery:
Flagler’s Hopes Shimmer to the Glint of a Train

| May 1, 2010

A photo gallery of Saturday’s turnout of some 150 people at Bunnell’s and Flagler’s plea to Amtrak to reestablish a stop in Bunnell.

Old Kings Road Reopens, Speeding Past History

| May 1, 2010

Old Kings Road in Palm Coast reopens wider and newer, but also more distant from the history and intimacy that gave it its name.

Bunnell Begs Amtrak With $1,000 Spree: Please Stop Here

| April 27, 2010

Bunnell city commissioners are spending up to $1,000 to catch Amtrak’s attention for 20 seconds Saturday.

Conklin’s Latest: Paddy Wagon for Rowdy Kids

| April 21, 2010

School board members were cool to Colleen Conklin idea of a paddy wagon for rowdy riders. They were warmer to her volunteer ride-along idea.

Legislature’s Roadkill: Raiding Trust Funds

| April 20, 2010

The Florida Legislature has balanced the budget by taking money from the transportation trust fund. It’s a short-sighted solution with dire consequences, argues Mark Wilson, president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Flagler Mayors: You Call That a Transportation System?

| April 16, 2010

A day after a county-wide meeting of government leaders on transportation, Flagler County’s mayors blistered the county’s public transportation system but showed little vision themselves.

Old Kings Road Re-Opens on May 1

| April 14, 2010

Closed since February 2009, the 1.5-mile, four-lane stretch is re-opening to traffic three months behind schedule.

Farewell to I-95

| April 6, 2010

This morning’s commute, from home to government complex, was 3.1 miles, most of it unimpeded even by Palm Coast’s reputedly unbearable traffic.

Disney’s Monorail System: A Primer

| December 24, 2009

A quick ride through the facts and history of the monorail system at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

A Weigh Station Runs Through It

| December 11, 2009

A state proposal to move and supersize a weigh station closer to Palm Coast on U.S. 1 is drawing concerted opposition from Palm Coast, Bunnell and the School Board. The transportation Department may not be listening.

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