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

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“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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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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Downtown Tampa will get Zipcar service, on-demand shuttle

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“Zipcar operates in more than 30 major metropolitan markets, and more than 500 college campuses, and in more than 50 airports. The company cites a Transportation Research Board/National Academy of Sciences study that found each shared car takes about 15 private cars off the road.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/business/downtown-tampa-will-get-zipcar-service-on-demand-shuttle-20160426/By: Jerome R. Stockfisch | Tribune Staff

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Tampa to spend $560,000 on free electric shuttles for downtown

Downtown Tampa

“Tampa’s funds for the shuttle will come from the community redevelopment areas for downtown and the Channel District. Inside those CRAs, property taxes generated by new growth are channeled into public projects to support further growth. The downtown CRA will put in $440,000, with the remaining $120,000 coming from the Channel District CRA.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/tampa-to-consider-spending-560000-on-free-electric-shuttles-for-downtown/2273198By: …

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New app to offer free rides in downtown Tampa

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“With the future of Uber and Lyft still up in the air in Tampa Bay, a new ride-sharing service prepares to hit the streets. The app is called Downtowner. With the push of a button, you can get a free ride anywhere in downtown Tampa aboard a six-seater, open-air vehicle.” See More . . . Source: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/105528841-storyBy: Crystal Clark, FOX …

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In bid for $40 million federal grant, St. Pete looks to gondolas, Tampa to smart technology

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“St. Petersburg’s proposed gondola line would head south along Fourth Street from the Gateway area than head west along First avenues N and S, with a spur to Tyrone Boulevard and on to Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. Another spur would go south along 34th Street through the Skyway Marina District and end at Eckerd College.” See More . …

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New nonprofit Walk Bike Tampa calls for zero-fatality transportation network

Biker on Road

“Supporters said a Vision Zero approach to a road like Busch Boulevard, which is under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Transportation, could include steps like lowering the speed limit, adding high-visibility crosswalks (a possibility being reviewed by the FDOT), adding medians and banning left turns to and from N Boulevard.” See More . . . Source: http://home.tampabay.com/news/transportation/new-nonprofit-walk-bike-tampa-calls-for-zero-fatality-transportation/2251841By: RICHARD …

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Gonzmart: ‘I’m a supporter of light rail and I’m willing to pay for part of it’

Light Rail

“Mass transit is a hot topic among business and civic leaders. Hillsborough County is laying the groundwork for a sales tax referendum to fund transit initiatives in 2016. Strategic Property Partners, the real estate company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment LLC, has said it’s willing to take a “leadership role” in improving and possibly …

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Jeff Vinik Billion-Dollar Project To Redevelop Channelside District In Tampa, FL

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“Vinik is on record as hoping to land a Fortune 500 company to become one of the signature companies to locate inside his development. But on Friday he said that while that remains a top goal, his company also wants to bring in companies that will bring high-paying jobs to the area, and if that means a company’s regional headquarters …

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Tampa’s Coast Bike Share to cut monthly prices, raise them for daily rides

Bikeshare Bikes

“To serve local riders, Coast recently installed a hub on Harbour Island and plans to put more of its 300 bikes in Hyde Park and the SoHo restaurant and bar strip along S Howard Avenue. That means shifting some out of Ybor City, where the walkability of the historic district seems to reduce the demand for the bikes.” See More …

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