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PSTA widens its reach with taxi, Uber partnership

HART Bus - Wikipedia

“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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Bus Project Finds a Way Around China’s Traffic Jams: Gliding Above Them

Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - 001

“The bus, powered in part by solar energy, would run on tracks, carrying up to 1,200 passengers in raised compartments that can glide over the traffic below. Critics at the time it was first unveiled questioned whether the hovering bus could interact safely with other vehicles.” See More . . . Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/world/asia/china-elevated-bus.html?_r=0By: EMILY FENG – The New York Times

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Water taxi service opens for business in Tampa

NY Water Taxi - Mod

“Stops include Downtown Tampa, Harbour Island, History Center/Amalie Arena, the Convention Center, Jackson’s Bistro, Bayshore Boulevard, Davis Island and the Riverwalk.” See More . . . Source: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/99263932-storyBy: Shayla Reaves, FOX 13 News

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MIT Wins Hyperloop Competition, And Elon Musk Drops In

Hyperloop Pod In Dock - Small

“In addition to the student teams, private companies have begun work on various aspects of the Hyperloop project. The most progress has been made by Hyperloop Tech, whose Chief Technology Officer, Brogan BamBrogan, said in an interview at the event that the Hyperloop will be roughly as energy efficient as a conventional train, and much more efficient than high-speed rail …

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Talks brewing for aerial cable cars to Clearwater Beach

Aerial Cable Car - Barcelona

“The San Diego Association of Governments in October approved a $204 billion, 35-year development plan that includes a skyway gondola system among other highway and rail projects. The technology can cost between $3 million and $12 million a mile compared to $36 million a mile for light rail systems, strategist and gondola advocate Michael McDaniel told Marketplace radio in 2013. …

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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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Here comes the Hyperloop

Hyperloop Cargo Pod

“In August 2013, Elon Musk proposed the Hyperloop, a new transportation system able to travel at near the speed of sound. Capsules carrying passengers move through a pathway of reinforced, low-pressure tubes at 760 miles per hour. Current obstacles to travel, such as weather conditions, are eliminated. Plans are underway to start building the first full-scale passenger version in Kings …

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Plans for Westshore transit center back on the table

modern high speed train

“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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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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CSX’s offer finally opens the door to commuter rail in Tampa Bay

Rail Road (ESRP)

“There is precedent in Miami and Orlando for converting freight lines to commuter rail. And no, it’s not light rail. It doesn’t require building brand-new rail infrastructure on top of existing development.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/csxs-offer-finally-opens-the-door-to-commuter-rail-in-tampa-bay/2248337By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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