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U.S. Department of Transportation will allow vehicle-to-vehicle safety technology

“Using wireless sensors, V2V technology can track a car’s speed and position every ten seconds. Vehicles exchange this information with one another, which can alert drivers to a nearby vehicle, thereby preventing a potential crash.” See More . . . Source: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/u-s-department-transportation-will-allow-vehicle-vehicle-safety-technology/By: Bridget Bowman

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HART CEO says he is stepping down

“A group of elected leaders plotting Hillsborough’s transportation future suggested last month that HART may be the ideal agency to oversee the building and operation of new roads, expansion of bus service and planning for commuter rail.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hart-ceo-says-he-is-stepping-down/2163895By: SHELLEY ROSSETTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Low-Volume Traffic Circle

@ESRPcorp: Nice Design for a Low-Volume Traffic Circle (Colonial Center Pkwy @ Arbor Park Ln, Lake Mary, FL) http://t.co/icJKwukz33

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Advocates unveil ideas for better Tampa Bay area transit

“Implementing Go Hillsborough would cost about $337 million per year, Thurman said. The county spends about $157 million per year on transportation now, from sources including property, sales and gas taxes. The additional money, Thurman said, would come from a new 1-cent sales tax, federal and state grants, and some private investment.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/advocates-to-unveil-ideas-for-better-tampa-bay-area-transit/2163449By: WILL …

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Santiago Metro’s Long-Delayed Line 3 Extension

” . . . the project will need a 3.7 km (2.3 mile) long tunnel right under the heart of the Chilean capital and will require three stations, five circular shafts and two rectangular shafts built over a period of 28 months. A primary reason Isolux Corsán was selected for the €75 million ($102.5 million) project is because of its …

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Do Transportation Apps Compromise Safety?

“Industry leaders say they see more and more apps being developed that could dramatically change the way we approach transportation. While much has been made about a decline in driving in the U.S., internationally the number of cars on the road is increasing, as is adoption of smartphones” See More . . . Source: http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/col-transportation-apps-waze-compromise-safety.htmlBy: RYAN HOLEYWELL

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Which nations drive, fly, cycle and take the train most?

“Americans travel 40% further than Canadians on the road each year, 60% more than Australians and double the distance of Brits. The figures are total road passenger kilometres per capita from 2010.” See More . . . Source: http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/travels-mostBy: LINDSAY WILSON in TRAVEL

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Cities Can Solve Our Nation’s Transportation Problem

“we have found that over the next 30 years, metropolitan areas will grow by 84 million people. As one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the nation, Atlanta’s population is projected to grow by 67.8 percent from 2012 – 2042. It is hard to fathom how a constant or declining federal commitment will ensure that America reaps all of …

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New online map tracks state transportation spending

“Washington residents have a new tool to track state spending on construction and capital projects. A new online map makes it possible to see how much transportation money is being spent . . . ” See More . . . Source: http://tdn.com/news/local/new-online-map-tracks-state-transportation-spending/article_a30d411e-817a-11e3-9e60-001a4bcf887a.htmlBy: Erik Olson

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Pinellas’ $400,000 transit tax campaign focused on educating influential core

“Led by the Tampa-based public relations firm Tucker Hall, the campaign’s objectives were to inform residents about the referendum and solicit public input. It brought together groups of business, civic and government leaders and has been widely praised by referendum supporters.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/pinellas-nearly-400000-transit-tax-campaign-focused-on-educating-insiders/2160642By: ANNA M. PHILLIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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