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Project to build elevated Gandy lanes in Tampa moves forward


“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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The Infrastructure Bill: What It Means for Business

Bridge St Pete

“Increased infrastructure spending is a key component to making America great again.” See More . . . Source: MBACentral.org

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Idea of building elevated lanes over Gandy Boulevard in Tampa gets new life

Gandy Bridge - WP (Mod)

“Estimates put current traffic counts on Gandy at 48,000 cars and trucks a day. When the expressway authority looked at this project once before, it projected the elevated lanes would carry 18,900 vehicles a day. In 2009, a study by the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research concluded that the elevated lanes would save gas and time …

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New federal transportation bill boosts road, transit funding in Tampa Bay area

Port Tampa Bay - WP

“For years, Congress has implemented only stopgap measures to keep transportation funding afloat, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor said. The FAST Act will invest $281 billion in local communities across the country over the next five years, boosting Florida’s share of the federal highway funding by more than $890 million, she said.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/transportation/new-federal-transportation-bill-boosts-road-transit-funding-in-tampa-bay-area-20151208/By: Yvette C. …

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After weeks of negotiations, Congress finalizes 5-year transportation bill

PinellasCo Bridge

“In its first year, the approximately $300 billion bill increases spending on highways by $2.1 billion above current levels. By the final year, in 2020, the bump will be $6.1 billion above the approximately $50 billion that has been spent in recent years. Spending on transit will go from the current $8.6 billion to almost $10.6 billion in 2020” See …

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CSX tracks may be route to commuter rail’s future

CSX Tracks - West HillsCo

“CSX would sell the rail rights of way to the Florida Department of Transportation. Only the railroad’s Clearwater subdivision, the east-west line, and the Brooksville subdivision, the north-south line, would be involved. The railroad’s line that moves down Polk Street to South Tampa and its lines running toward Port Tampa Bay and Polk County and beyond would not be included.” …

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

Tampa - River Front

“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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Panama Canal Expansion Progress Update – August 2015

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State exec: End Tampa gridlock with new lanes and transit

Tampa - Congested Intersection

“So far, though, people have pushed back against the Tampa Bay Express — a project that would add express toll lanes from the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay all the way northeast to Bearss Avenue on Interstate 275. Toll lanes also would be added along Interstate 4 from the bottleneck near downtown known as Malfunction Junction to a point …

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Tampa posts statistics on delivery of city services in quality of life categories

Tampa Causeway Sidewalk

“The site provides performance measures for city services in seven areas: fire rescue, police, planning and development, water, waste water, storm water and transportation. For some services, the metrics include the city’s goals, and show whether the delivery meets or falls short of the goal.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/tampa-posts-statistics-on-delivery-of-city-services-in-quality-of-life/2235628By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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