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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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Renewing a push for careful driving this holiday season

To mark the 5th anniversary of Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Campaign to “Eliminate Drunk Driving”, the organization is reminding everyone to be vigilant while on the roads. Northeast Florida Prevention Program Specialist Will Hobson says the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can be especially deadly on the road. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/HOBSON7.mp3] …

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Resurfacing project in Alachua begins

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing the Interstate 75 frontage road in Alachua, locally known as April Boulevard.  The road runs adjacent to the northbound lanes of I-75 just north of US 441.  The resurfacing project will cost $1.2 million and is expected to last about 3 months.  …

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Staying safe on the road this weekend

Alachua County drivers nervous about traveling during the holiday weekend may not have a lot to worry about. WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says with an increase in traffic comes an increase in traffic patrols. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/THANKSGIVINGTRAFFIC.mp3]

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Custom comfort on the road

Elderly drivers looking to update their cars had an opportunity to get tailor-made service today.  WUFT-FM’s Carolyn Brewster says University of Florida students are aiming to make the road more comfortable and safe. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/CAROLYNVOICER.mp3]

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