Kenny Malone http://blog.wlrn.org en Free Rides In 95 Express Lanes Coming To An End For Hybrid Drivers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/free-rides-95-express-lanes-coming-end-hybrid-drivers <p>To be perfectly honest, Bobby Wells, a Harley-riding, python-owning Miami lawyer, doesn’t really like his Toyota Prius.<br /><br />But he does love that red and blue “95 Express” registration decal on the bottom left of his hybrid car’s windshield.<br /><br />“Yeah,” said Wells, “the reason I bought this car was to get that sticker.”<br /><br />I-95’s express lanes — where the price of admission ranges from 50 cents to $10.50 depending on traffic — are free to registered hybrids. But that’s not going to last forever.<br /> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:38:20 +0000 Kenny Malone 35809 at http://blog.wlrn.org Free Rides In 95 Express Lanes Coming To An End For Hybrid Drivers The LeBron James Story Has Always Been A Tale Of Two Cities http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lebron-james-story-has-always-been-tale-two-cities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LeBron is gone but we will always have Julia Tuttle.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:07:44 +0000 Kenny Malone 35505 at http://blog.wlrn.org The LeBron James Story Has Always Been A Tale Of Two Cities Why Most Highway Signs Aren't All Caps Anymore http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-most-highway-signs-arent-all-caps-anymore <p>A drive down I-95 is full of dozens, probably hundreds, of tiny design decisions that are ultimately about driver attention. From the lettering on a road sign to the shape of a road, engineers are constantly trying to find a sweet spot between getting a driver’s attention and distracting them.<br /><br />As part of our End of the Road series we wanted to ask an expert about the thinking behind some of the things drivers see everyday on I-95 but aren’t supposed to pay much attention to.<br /> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:45:39 +0000 Kenny Malone 35015 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Most Highway Signs Aren't All Caps Anymore What It's Like To Have A Gun Pulled On You On The Highway http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-its-have-gun-pulled-you-highway <p>Alyce and Neil Robertson were running late to a wedding one day 20 or 30 years ago. Because they were running late, they were arguing in the car, until some maniac on the road did something crazy.</p><p>Naturally, some of the details have slipped over the years. But the two agree they were on their way to a friend’s wedding and Alyce was mad at Neil for making them late.&nbsp;Here’s how they remember the rest...</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:47:14 +0000 Kenny Malone 34586 at http://blog.wlrn.org What It's Like To Have A Gun Pulled On You On The Highway June 27, 2014: A new border task force takes shape and PolitiFact checsk Scott's no tax-hikes pledge http://blog.wlrn.org/post/june-27-2014-new-border-task-force-takes-shape-and-politifact-checsk-scotts-no-tax-hikes-pledge <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:37:47 +0000 Kenny Malone 34649 at http://blog.wlrn.org Are "Lexus Lanes" Really Lexus Lanes? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/are-lexus-lanes-really-lexus-lanes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brian Rick is on a crusade. As a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation he has chewed the ear of dozens, maybe a hundred people -- reporters, friends, anybody who refers to 95 Express as the “Lexus Lanes.”</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:55:33 +0000 Kenny Malone 34289 at http://blog.wlrn.org Are "Lexus Lanes" Really Lexus Lanes? WLRN-ify My Commute: Let Us Give Your Daily Drive The Public Radio Treatment http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-ify-my-commute-let-us-give-your-daily-drive-public-radio-treatment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We spend a lot of time together on the road, you (audience) and us (</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">). If you’re like most of our listeners, we’re with you in the car just about every day -- through your speakers, at least.</span></p><p>But we want to take it to the next level: We want to actually get in the car with your family, your friends, your coworkers.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:09:45 +0000 Sammy Mack & Kenny Malone 34288 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN-ify My Commute: Let Us Give Your Daily Drive The Public Radio Treatment June 20, 2014: Florida reps on Iraq, Scott comes to Overtown and MIA to the Middle East. http://blog.wlrn.org/post/june-20-2014-florida-reps-iraq-scott-comes-overtown-and-mia-middle-east <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:57:47 +0000 Kenny Malone 34261 at http://blog.wlrn.org Time-Sharing Heat Season Tickets Should Come With A Warning http://blog.wlrn.org/post/time-sharing-heat-season-tickets-should-come-warning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Heat are one of just four teams to play in four consecutive NBA Finals. For Heat season ticket holders, that’s like winning the lottery four times in a row.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:39:05 +0000 Kenny Malone 33680 at http://blog.wlrn.org Time-Sharing Heat Season Tickets Should Come With A Warning Seriously, What's So Great About I-95? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/seriously-whats-so-great-about-i-95 <p>As part of our End of the Road series -- about the final 87 miles of I-95 -- we’ve asked a lot of questions: Why don’t people seem to <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/i-95s-narrow-shoulders-and-speeding-cars-problematic-fhp" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">get in trouble</a> for speeding in the express lanes? Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Kenny Malone 33563 at http://blog.wlrn.org Seriously, What's So Great About I-95? Sweaty In Miami: Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And English Soccer Get Humid http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sweaty-miami-steven-gerrard-frank-lampard-and-english-soccer-get-humid <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:20:45 +0000 Kenny Malone 33461 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sweaty In Miami: Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And English Soccer Get Humid The Miami Heat Are Smarter Than The Other Playoff Teams http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-heat-are-smarter-other-playoff-teams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By milking the corner three-point shot, the Miami Heat have backed the Indiana Pacers into a corner.</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following Monday night’s 90 to 102</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;loss, the Pacers find themselves in some troubling company: More than 200 teams have gone down <a href="http://www.whowins.com/tables/up31.html">3-1 in an NBA best-of-seven series</a>, only eight of them have ever come back to win the series.</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 03:22:26 +0000 Kenny Malone 32968 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Miami Heat Are Smarter Than The Other Playoff Teams I-95: Road Songs With A #@!%ing Twist http://blog.wlrn.org/post/i-95-road-songs-ing-twist <p><em>This story originally ran on February 12, 2014.</em></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">They write songs about roads: "Route 66," "Highway 61 Revisited"."Dusty, old roads with iconic signage that belongs on a pair of blue jeans.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:39:51 +0000 Kenny Malone 27664 at http://blog.wlrn.org I-95: Road Songs With A #@!%ing Twist How A $1 Billion Hole In The Ground Will Impact I-95 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-1-billion-hole-ground-will-impact-i-95 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>PortMiami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tunnel--a $1 billion hole in the ground that began with a task force more than 30 years ago--finally celebrates its completion Monday.</span></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Traffic will now be able to access the port from I-395 by taking a the tunnel entrance on Watson Island, driving below Government Cut and resurfacing on Dodge Island, where </span>PortMiami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is located.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:39:23 +0000 Kenny Malone 32518 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A $1 Billion Hole In The Ground Will Impact I-95 95 Express Has Hit New Max Toll At Least 12 Times, But Appears To Be Working http://blog.wlrn.org/post/95-express-has-hit-new-max-toll-least-12-times-appears-be-working <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The maximum possible toll on 95 Express increased from $7 to $10.50 on March </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Two days later at 5:30 p.m., the cost of using the northbound express lanes hit the $10.50 maximum.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rory Santana from the Florida Department of Transportation says a truck jack-knifed and backed up the highway, so people flooded 95 Express and drove the price into the ceiling.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 00:54:09 +0000 Kenny Malone 32191 at http://blog.wlrn.org 95 Express Has Hit New Max Toll At Least 12 Times, But Appears To Be Working