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A victim of its own success, Tampa looking at free downtown shuttle on busiest weekends

Downtown Tampa Event

“One thing that’s in the works is expanding the use of the In-Towner, a trolley-style HART bus that now runs on a loop providing free rides between downtown destinations on weekdays, to big-event weekends as well. The idea would be to run the shuttle between venues and more remote garages and lots, which often have available capacity.” See More . …

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Clearwater council kills one-way streets for beach to appease residents

Clearwater Beach Hotels

“After the 16 additional hotels currently under development orders are built, delays could shoot to 8.3 minutes per vehicle if nothing is done — with one-way streets, that could be reduced to 46 seconds per vehicle, according to traffic operations manager Paul Bertels.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/clearwater-council-kills-one-way-streets-for-beach-to-appease-residents/2288337By: TRACEY MCMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Tampa looking at downtown shuttles on busy weekends

Tampa Downtown Event

“Mayor Bob Buckhorn said further steps could include adjusting the timing of traffic lights to handle surges of traffic into and out of downtown and ensuring enough police officers are assigned to control traffic. He said the city also ought to make better use of signs to direct traffic, encourage visitors to think about parking in garages in Ybor City …

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Veterans Expressway to gain higher priced express toll lanes in 2017

Veterans Expwy Sign

“The turnpike authority believes that many drivers will choose not to use the express toll lane on every trip. And if they do use the express lane, they won’t be charged separately for the $1.06 required to travel the Veterans in that span.” See More . . . Source: http://www.home.tampabay.com/news/transportation/veterans-expressway-to-gain-higher-priced-express-toll-lanes-in-2017/2267920By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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