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

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

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“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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Hillsborough transportation plan leaves room for light rail

Light Rail - Wikipedia

“The city is largely built out, so Tampa isn’t looking to build roads. Instead, the city will likely spend a “high percentage” of its cut on transit, the mayor said, which could mean building a rail line linking downtown to the West Shore business district and Tampa International Airport.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/hillsborough-transportation-plan-leaves-room-for-light-rail/2233663By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF …

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Tampa to spend $1.35 million to create downtown train horn ‘quiet zone’

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“Once the crossings are enhanced, CSX engineers will be able to travel through downtown without blasting their horns to warn motorists of their approach. Without a quiet zone, federal transportation rules require engineers to sound the horns 15 to 20 seconds before they reach a public crossing.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/tampa-could-spend-13-million-to-help-create-downtown-train-horn-quiet-zone/2229640By: RICHARD DANIELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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FDOT providing $1 million for Tampa streetcar study

Tampa Streetcar - Wikipedia

“Mayor Bob Buckhorn has long advocated turning the struggling TECO Line from a tourist-friendly amenity into an urban transit option. That committment took on new life with Jeff Vinik’s plan for a $1 billion downtown development.” See More . . . Source: http://tbo.com/news/transportation/fdot-providing-1-million-for-tampa-streetcar-study-20150422/By: TBO.com staff

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As high-speed rail gains momentum, U.S. can look to Europe’s example

High Speed Rail - Wikipedia

“As the design process moves to center stage, California should look to rail systems across Europe to fully understand the challenge of building a transportation hub that connects to the community. The arrival of high-speed rail can provide opportunities to transform adjacent station areas and reshape local economies through thoughtful planning and policies that integrate the railway stops with the …

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San Francisco MTA to expand Muni rail service

Muni Metro Car (Muni rail service)

“The measure includes free Muni rides for moderate to low-income seniors and people with disabilities; additional funding for transit vehicle cleanliness; and the elimination of telephone and online computer transaction fees, SFMTA officials said in a press release.” See More . . . Source: http://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_rail/news/San-Francisco-MTA-to-expand-Muni-rail-service–43295By: Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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