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Here are the newest details on the ferry that will connect downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg

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“The ferry is a collaboration of the two cities along with Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. The governmental bodies of each voted this summer to kick in $350,000, or a quarter of the $1.4 million cost of a 6-month pilot program.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/economicdevelopment/here-are-the-newest-details-on-the-ferry-that-will-connect-downtown-tampa/2294493By: JEROME R. STOCKFISCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Tampa mayor blasts Public Transportation Commission, supports Uber, Lyft

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“On Wednesday the Hillsbourough County Public Transportation Commission is set to discuss tough new rules for the ride-hailing services. The PTC wants to require fingerprint background checks for drivers, a minimum of a seven-minute wait for each ride and a minimum $7 fair.” See More . . . Source: http://wfla.com/2016/09/12/tampa-mayor-plans-to-weigh-in-on-proposed-regulations-for-uber-and-lyft/By: Jeff Patterson – News Channel 8

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Despite opposition Uber fights for Tampa business

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“Uber has been battling restrictions from the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC) and may have found a way to remain in Tampa regardless of the upcoming vote on regulating not only Uber but other transportation network companies as well. The PTC cannot regulate food delivery services, which means UberEATS technically will not be under its jurisdiction, allowing the company …

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Hillsborough commissioners approve $905 million list of transportation projects; now comes the hard part

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“In a letter to the county, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn reiterated the city intends to spend $90 million to expand the streetcar that connects Channelside to Ybor City and to build a transit line from downtown to Tampa International Airport. HART will spend nearly $300 million through 2026 on improving bus service by expanding and introducing new lines.” See More …

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TBO Editorial: Hillsborough needs mobility fees

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“Mobility fees, like transportation impact fees, are based on the simple premise that new developments should help pay for the roads and other transportation work they make necessary. . . While impact fees must be spent on increasing road capacity, mobility fees can be used for whatever transportation option would best meet residents’ needs — be it new roads, more …

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Project to build elevated Gandy lanes in Tampa moves forward

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“The idea is to get drivers who don’t plan to stop along Gandy — including, in a hurricane evacuation, thousands of fleeing Pinellas residents — up off the boulevard. That would allow them to pass overhead without stopping at red lights and ease congestion for local traffic on the road below” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/expressway-authority-to-consider-26-million-contract-for-gandy/2266327By: RICHARD DANIELSON, …

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

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“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’

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“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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Local group pushes to make Tampa streets safer and penalties for drivers tougher

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“The group is also pushing for tougher penalties for drivers, even though in most pedestrian crashes, it’s typically the pedestrian who is found at fault for walking into traffic . . . . While FDOT took measures to improve Hillsborough Avenue leaders say they’ll also be studying Busch boulevard in the near future to see if more crosswalks are needed.” …

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Hillsborough regulators will stop ticketing Uber, Lyft drivers until October hearing

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“In August, Hillsborough Circuit Judge Paul Huey denied a motion from the PTC asking for an injunction that would have forced Uber to stop serving the county. Huey wants both sides to hold mediation talks before an October court hearing. Meanwhile the PTC filed for summary judgment, asking the judge to decide several legal issues in its favor.” See More …

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