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Episode 312

Transportation in Brevard County, Florida
Mon, 2018-Mar-12 00:21 UTC
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The random article for Monday, 12 March 2018 is Transportation in Brevard County, Florida.

Brevard County, Florida has transportation available in the usual modes for a coastal county - highways, shipping, and airlines.

Regular, scheduled, commercial airline service is provided from the county by the Melbourne International Airport. The airport serves about half a million people annually. It is served by Delta Air Lines and several regional airlines. No tax money is used to fund operations. The airport owns, develops and rents lands adjacent to the airport, many for non-aviation related purposes.

Space Coast Area Transit is a government-subsidized bus system serving the County area. Besides providing routine transportation, low cost service is available to disabled and disadvantaged citizens.

Barges can be an inexpensive form of transporting goods in Brevard. This was important to NASA, since the barge canals connected the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana which worked on the Shuttle's External Fuel Tanks and then transported them to the Space Center. Barges are usable the length of Brevard in the Intracoastal Waterway. Among other uses, barges are employed for very heavy lifting where road transport would be impossible because of the total weight involved.

The county government regulates taxicabs throughout the county, including municipalities.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:21 UTC on Monday, 12 March 2018.

For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_in_Brevard_County,_Florida.

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