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Smart traffic navigating busy streets on holiday weekend

With a stadium full of Gator fans and a downtown crowded with tailgator’s and other visitors, traffic in Gainesville will be crazier than usual. WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar spoke to Gainesville Traffic Operations Manager, Phillip Mann, about a multi-million dollar computerized traffic management system that helps orchestrate traffic challenges. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SMARTTRAFFICQA.mp3]

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Travel industry optimistic about the future

The struggling economy and consumer confidence is affecting the travel industry nationwide. A number of Floridians are changnig the way they vacation in an effort to spend less, while still taking advantage of the summer season. Steven Gallo spoke with Triple-A spokeswoman Jessica Brady about how people across the state are traveling on …

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The dilemma of missing traffic signs

Gainesville has a traffic sign problem. It’s not that citizens are all disobeying the signs, it’s that people are stealing them. According to Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Tscharna Senn, more than four dozen traffic signs have been taken this past year… some more than once in the same location. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Kareem Sandy reports.

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New bus service for rural areas

A new bus service will offer transportation to Gainesville for only a dollar. The route will run through Alachua County areas of High Springs, Newberry and Archer. The route will connect residents in rural areas to the city and Assistant Manager at MV Transportation Kenny Gonzalaz says the route is …

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New I-75 construction aims to reduce traffic snarls

Traffic congestion on northbound I-75 at Newberry Road, exit 387, is expected to lighten up. The Florida Department of Transportation has lifted the truck restrictions and reduced the speed limit on northbound lanes. Construction is currently underway to add a second left and right turn lane onto Newberry Road. Semi-trucks …

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Cameras to Improve Ocala Traffic

The City of Ocala and the Florida Department of Transportation are teaming up to put cameras in the city to help with traffic management. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OcalaCamsWrap.mp3]

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