Transportation

There’s an ordinance in the town of Palm Beach that prohibits aircraft from landing or taking off within its limits.

But for one resident, there will be an exception.

The town council of Palm Beach voted unanimously this week to allow President elect Donald Trump to land his helicopter at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

The allowance will last during Trump’s time in office and only apply to “business related to the presidency,” according to the language of the resolution.

Eight of the ten most dangerous places in the U.S. to be a pedestrian are in Florida, according to a study released today.

Some of the most dangerous metro areas for walkers are Fort Myers, Orlando, and Jacksonville, Fla., as well as Jackson, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn.

With the new year came a new increase to Florida’s gas tax. But it’s unlikely consumers will even notice the rate hike: it amounts to one tenth of one cent. 

A bill has been recently to abolish the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission.

The commission was created by the state to regulate transportation, but has been called into question by lawmakers over their struggles regulating ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is hoping to re-establish passenger rail service from New Orleans to Jacksonville. The Democrat met with local officials in Marianna Tuesday to build public support.

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