Florida Transit Agency Partners with Rideshare and Taxi Companies

Transit agencies have long struggled to address “first mile-last mile problem,” meaning how to make transit accessible for riders who find it difficult to get to the nearest transit station or to their ultimate destination after riding transit. The rise of rideshare has created one possible solution and a number of transit agencies are exploring......

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Innovative Solutions for Outdated Waste Facilities

What becomes of a landfill once it is filled? Escambia County, Florida’s landfill was negatively affecting the community, both environmentally and aesthetically. The 23-acre complex was covered with Closure Turf, a cover system, which can last up to 100 years and is designed to contain waste, eliminate soil erosion, enhance gas collection, and increase slope......

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Drought-Proof, Alternative Water Supply Facility for Tampa Bay

Desalination is more common outside of the U.S. particularly in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, but the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination facility is changing that with the addition of a drought-proof, alternative water supply facility that provides up to 25 million gallons per day of drinking water. The facility treats the seawater and then......

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Deeper Ports and Better Routes to Them

The Port of Miami is in a prime location to benefit from the expanded Panama Canal, and they have undertaken several upgrades to ensure they will be ready to handle the increased capacity. Biscayne Bay, surrounding the Port, is being deepened by almost ten feet. In addition, a new tunnel project allows trucks to bypass......

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Beach–fx Risk-Reward Tool

Storm damage is a constant threat to Florida’s coastline, but identifying the costs and benefits of storm damage reduction projects remained a challenge. Researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) and the U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources (IWR) assessed 27 miles of Florida’s shoreline......

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