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Lake City gets airport improvement

Commercial airlines may soon be coming to the Lake City Gateway Airport.  The airport will be opening a new terminal next week that will have many new features to improve travel for pilots and travelers, including an automated weather operating system that allows them to receive weather updates throughout the lobby …

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Some road closures in Alachua County

State Road 235 is closed in order to replace and repair the railroad crossing between Alachua and La Crosse. Florida Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Laurie Windham says it was critical to get started on this project to prevent possible accidents. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Windham2.mp3] Windham adds Road 235 has been closed since Saturday …

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Gas prices may hamper summer travel plans

Retail gas prices in Florida and nationwide continue to inch their way up.  AAA South spokeswoman Jessica Brady says there are a number of reasons why retail gas prices continue to rise as we enter the summer driving season. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Brady1.mp3] The average price in Gainesville is averaging $3.85. Brady says …

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Will rising gas prices hit RTS patrons?

Floridians are paying about 7 cents more for a gallon of gasoline this week over last.  WUFT-FM’s Dana Kurtz says the pinch at the pump has not yet reached the mass transit level. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/RTSgaswrap.mp3]

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Keeping the roadways safe for everyone

The University of Florida Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Department of Transportation and other organizations are coming together to stress their concern for bicyclist and pedestrian safety. FDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Resource Coordinator Wanda Tyson says people aren’t aware of their surroundings. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Tyson1.mp3] She says the partnership hopes …

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New airline joins Gainesville Regional Airport

A new airline has announced its plans to open a maintenance facility for its fleet, and eventually it could start offering flights from Gainesville. Silver Airways Chief executive officer David Querio said the company needed a new facility. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/qUERIo1.mp3]

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Gainesville #1 in commute time in the state

Gainesville ranks number 1 in the best commute times in Florida. More than 86% of commuters in Gainesville spend less than 30 minutes in traffic daily. A report by the U.S. Census Bureau says nationally Gainesville ranks 19 out over 250 major cities in shortest traffic time. City officials say the new 18 million …

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