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PSTA widens its reach with taxi, Uber partnership

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“Using public transportation to get around in the Tampa Bay area has historically been seen as a last resort, used most frequently by people living at or below poverty level. But that perception has been changing and it’s in part because of innovation.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2017/01/19/psta-widens-its-reach-with-taxi-uber-partnership.htmlBy: Janelle Irwin (Reporter – Tampa Bay Business Journal)

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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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Uber, PSTA poised to introduce free ride program this week

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“The free Uber service will be available to Pinellas County residents earning 150 percent or less of the federal poverty level who do not own or have access to a car or rides from family members. Income levels qualifying are $17,655 or less annually for a single person or $36,375 for a family of four. The service will be available …

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

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“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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Plans for Westshore transit center back on the table

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“If constructed, the center would be used as a hub for transit to Tampa International Airport, a depot for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority buses and as a station if a light rail or bus rapid transit (BRT) system were to connect Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in the future.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/plans-for-westshore-multimodal-transit-center-back-on-the-table/2252936By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF …

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Greenlight Pinellas’ bus element could have greatest impact

“For the Greenlight Pinellas plan to work, the bus system also will have to lure so-called choice riders, those who could drive but opt for transit. And that, PSTA leaders say, can only be done with investment.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/greenlight-pinellas-bus-element-could-have-greatest-impact-20141005/ By: Christopher O’donnell

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Is Greenlight Pinellas in trouble?

“StPetePolls asked 1,862 likely Pinellas County voters if they plan to vote for Greenlight in November. The plan asks for an additional one-percent sales tax, an increase from 7 to 8 percent, to be used for upgraded bus service countywide and the construction of a light-rail corridor from St. Petersburg to Clearwater Beach.” See More . . . Source: http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/158937 …

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